Immigration Blog

Our immigration blog brings you the latest trends, policy, and news in immigration.

  • New Zealand: New Entry Rules for Travelers Arriving From Australia

    New Zealand: New Entry Rules for Travelers Arriving From Australia

    The government of New Zealand released plans to gradually allow vaccinated travelers to avoid MIQ beginning in Jan. 2022.

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  • UAE: Updated Procedures for Land Border Entry

    UAE: Updated Procedures for Land Border Entry

    The government of the UAE released updates for entry procedures through land borders for citizens of neighboring countries that went into place on 23 Nov. 2021.

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  • Austria: Temporary Lockdown Measures

    Austria: Temporary Lockdown Measures

    The government of Austria announced that a temporary nationwide lockdown will be enforced as of 22 Nov. 2021.

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  • New Zealand: Business Requirements for Vaccinated Workforce and Customers 

    New Zealand: Business Requirements for Vaccinated Workforce and Customers 

    The government of New Zealand announced the My Vaccine Pass that will be required in order to enter some businesses beginning 3 Dec. 2021.

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  • Luxembourg: Updates on Temporary Immigration Restrictions 

    Luxembourg: Updates on Temporary Immigration Restrictions 

    The government of Luxembourg updated its entrance restrictions in accordance with EU Council recommendations.

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  • UK: International Travel Updates

    UK: International Travel Updates

    The government of the UK has introduced changes to its international travel policy, including expanding accepted vaccination certificates and easing travel requirements for travelers from the U.S.

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  • Chile: Protected Borders Plan and Lifting of Restrictions 

    Chile: Protected Borders Plan and Lifting of Restrictions 

    On 15 Nov. 2021, the government of Chile announced additional modifications to its Protected Borders Plan that will go into effect 1 Dec. 2021.

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  • New Zealand: Government Introduces the COVID-19 Traffic Light System

    New Zealand: Government Introduces the COVID-19 Traffic Light System

    New Zealand will replace its current alert system level with a traffic light system as a result of high vaccination rates in the country and in accordance with the COVID-19 Protective Framework.

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  • Australia: Eligible Fully Vaccinated Visa Holders Permitted Entrance

    Australia: Eligible Fully Vaccinated Visa Holders Permitted Entrance

    The government of Australia will allow eligible fully vaccinated visa holders to enter Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption beginning 1 Dec. 2021.

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  • UAE: Licensing Fee Exemption for Small and Medium Enterprises

    UAE: Licensing Fee Exemption for Small and Medium Enterprises

    The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will extend the previous five-year exemption to operating licensing fees for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by two more years in Dubai.

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  • Australia: Entrance Updates for Travelers from Japan and Republic of Korea  

    Australia: Entrance Updates for Travelers from Japan and Republic of Korea  

    The government of Australia will allow fully vaccinated citizens from Japan and the Republic of Korea, who hold a valid Australian visa, to enter the country beginning 1 Dec. 2021.

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  • UAE: Law on Regulation of Labor Relations

    UAE: Law on Regulation of Labor Relations

    The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a new law regulating labor relations in the private sector that will be effective 2 Feb. 2022.

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  •    Germany: Update to COVID-19 Measures

    Germany: Update to COVID-19 Measures

    On 19 Nov. 2021, the German government announced new health measures related to COVID-19.

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  • Ireland: EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate Application Expanded

    Ireland: EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate Application Expanded

    On 18 Nov. 2021, the government of Ireland expanded access to the EU Digital COVID Certificate service to all Irish passport-holders who were vaccinated outside of the European Union (EU).

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  • El Salvador: Labor Market Information System Introduced

    The government of El Salvador will launch its Labor Market Information System (SIMEL) the week of 22 Nov. 2021.

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  • Guyana: Flights from Brazil for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

    On 18 Nov. 2021, the government of Guyana will allow fully vaccinated travelers from Brazil to enter Guyana.

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  • Brunei: Temporary Suspension on Border Entrance

    The government of Brunei has suspended border entry from 16 Nov. 2021 to 30 Nov. 2021.

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  • Norway: New Entrance Measures for Eligible Travelers

    Norway: New Entrance Measures for Eligible Travelers

    The government of Norway will allow eligible foreign nationals with a valid residence permit or visitor visa and visa exempt nationals will be allowed to enter Norway beginning 26 Nov. 2021.

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  • Canada: Adjustment to Border Measures

    Canada: Adjustment to Border Measures

    Beginning 30 Nov. 2021, the Canadian government will exempt certain fully vaccinated individuals from the pre-entry molecular test if they have departed from Canada and returned within 72 hours.

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  •    Norway: Four New COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Accepted 

    Norway: Four New COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Accepted 

    The government of Norway will accept COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued in Serbia, New Zealand, Georgia and Moldova beginning 17 Nov. 2021.

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