Citizens of Algeria are eligible to head to the Spanish consulate in Algeria’s capital Algiers in order to require visa services after the latter now accepts visa applications for Spain.
Such an announcement has been confirmed through a statement published by authorities in Algeria, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
According to local media reports, the Spanish consulate in Algiers has reopened its doors for citizens of Algeria on March 20, 2022.
The spread of the Coronavirus and its new variants led authorities in countries worldwide to impose COVID-19 measures in order to protect the health of citizens and also prevent an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.
According to the figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), authorities in Spain have registered a total of 11,787,004 cases of COVID-19 infection since January 2020. In addition, the same source shows that during the same period, a total of 104,036 people in Spain lost their lives due to the virus.
However, despite the current epidemiological situation, Spain’s government, as well as governments in European countries, have decided to lift the majority of restrictions imposed due to the virus and consider the virus more like an endemic disease.
Therefore Spain,as well as several other EU and Schengen Zone countries have started to reopen their visa application centers located in non-EU and Schengen Area countries after confirming that the epidemiological situation permits such a decision to be taken.
Recently, authorities in Malta announced that its consulate located in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, started accepting tourism visa applications.
Authorities in Malta also stressed that besides tourism visas, medical, education, as well as business, and reunion family visas would also be eligible.
The decision was confirmed by the Ambassador of Malta for Libya, Charles Saliba.
Recently, the outsourcing and technology company VFS Global announced that the following European Union and Schengen Area visa application centers located in other countries resumed their work: Portugal, Slovenia, Germany, and Switzerland.
Back then, Slovenia’s authorities stressed that the visa application center in India’s city of Mumbai would offer its services to citizens every Monday to Friday.
“The Slovenia Visa Application Centre in Ahmedabad has resumed operations, operating Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm,” the statement published by VFS Global noted.
Authorities in Portugal also announced that their visa application center in Pune, India opened its doors to citizens every Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Germany also announced that it opened its visa application center in Mongolia. At the same time, the Swiss visa application center in India also resumed its work.