Citizens of their countries can travel to the Schengen zone without a visa.How did Giorgi and Dr. Dunk get through?
Citizens of their countries can travel to the Schengen zone without a visa.
Many countries have ways to expedite a visa issuance in 24-48 hours. I don’t know if Italy is one of these, but there is an Italian consulate in Miami with a visa office. University officials better be on the phone pulling every string they can; often a call from a well-placed Foreign trade official or US State Dept official can grease the necessary wheels. In any event, what an amateurish screw up this was by someone at DIA and/or the travel agency.
Are you sure about that? I've had multiple trips to countries needing visas on non-personal trips (mostly corporate). The visa has typically been taken care of by the travel agent hired to coordinate the trip (I've actually had to send my physical passport to them for the visa to be added). In fact, I had a trip to China as a UIUC student for which the university hired a travel agent, and I'm pretty sure the visa was handled by the travel agent in that case as well.Visa acquisition is the responsibility of the University. Don't blame this on some travel agent. Could you imagine this happening to a Duke or UNC player?