Did they all use the same travel agency?
...cause we know terrorist organizations spend years developing basketball players to get on US college basketball teams so that they can eventually execute their plot on Italian soil...Italy is being extra diligent on visiting tourists from countries requiring visas.
OT:I'm really surprised that someone at the university doesn't have enough pull to get a visa turned around for 2 players on a university basketball team.
So, clearly, they could not resolve it without visiting a Consulate, which could take days to respond.Tourist Visa Required
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Different things here..If you can't get a VISA because of bureaucracy that is one thing. It looks a bit incompetent to not even realize you need one & you don't you send them to Miami if you know there is an issue.As someone who has helped secure visas for entertainers to come to Vegas for an international talents show, I can tell you it can be a long and tedious process and sometimes there are frustrating denials at the last minute. It is easy to blame those involved at the UI, but government bureaucracy is a widely known thing for a reason.