Resources to help companies and their employees navigate immigration and travel implications from the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Biden Plans to Reinstate COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for the UK, Europe and Brazil

    Biden Plans to Reinstate COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for the UK, Europe and Brazil

    The incoming Biden administration has announced plans to block President Trump’s executive order ending COVID-19 travel bans in Europe and Brazil.

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  • UAE: IATA COVID-19 Travel Pass to be Used on Flights from Abu Dhabi

    UAE: IATA COVID-19 Travel Pass to be Used on Flights from Abu Dhabi

    The Government of the UAE has introduced a COVID-19 travel pass for certain travelers flying from Abu Dhabi. The travel pass will permit passengers with negative COVID-19 test results to fly.

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  • New U.S. COVID-19 Restrictions to Begin on January 26, 2021

    New U.S. COVID-19 Restrictions to Begin on January 26, 2021

    The CDC issued an Order on Jan. 12, 2021 requiring all inbound travelers to the U.S. to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 beginning Jan. 26.

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  • UK: COVID-19 Travel Ban Extended to South America and Portugal

    UK: COVID-19 Travel Ban Extended to South America and Portugal

    Following the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in Brazil, the Government of the UK has issued a travel ban for South America and Portugal.

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  • Russia: Approvals for Entry Now Available for HQS Dependents

    Russia: Approvals for Entry Now Available for HQS Dependents

    In accordance with governmental decree No. 3675-p, family members of HQS employees may enter Russia.

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  • CDC Issues Order Requiring Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result for All Airline Passengers Arriving from the United Kingdom

    CDC Issues Order Requiring Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result for All Airline Passengers Arriving from the United Kingdom

    On Dec. 25, 2020, the CDC issued an Order requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test result for all air passengers arriving from the UK to the U.S., including U.S. Citizens and LPRs.

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  • Travel Restrictions, Permissions & Concessions Due to COVID-19

    Travel Restrictions, Permissions & Concessions Due to COVID-19

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  • Visa Suspensions Extended Through March 31, 2021

    Visa Suspensions Extended Through March 31, 2021

    President Trump has extended Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 10014 and 10052. The two proclamations, which suspend immigrant and nonimmigrant work visas, will remain in effect through Mar. 31, 2021.

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  • Ireland: Burgh Quay Registration Office Closes Again Due to COVID-19

    Ireland: Burgh Quay Registration Office Closes Again Due to COVID-19

    The Burgh Quay Registration Office is closing again due to new COVID-19 restrictions. The office is closed until further notice.

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  • UK: Global Travel Bans Issued Following Discovery of New COVID-19 Strain in the UK

    UK: Global Travel Bans Issued Following Discovery of New COVID-19 Strain in the UK

    A new strain of COVID-19 has been detected in the UK. The discovery is prompting governments around the world to rapidly issue travel bans. The UK has also issued internal travel restrictions.

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  • U.S.-CA-MX Border Closures Extended Through January 21, 2021

    U.S.-CA-MX Border Closures Extended Through January 21, 2021

    North American land borders will remain closed through January 21, 2021. U.S.-CA and U.S.-MX land borders have been closed since March 21, 2020 due to COVID-19.

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  • Malaysia: Service Centers and Immigration Offices Reopen

    The Malaysian government has reopened several service centers and immigration offices across the country. Services are currently available by appointment only.

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  • Japan: China Added to Business Track and Residence Track Lists

    The Government of Japan recently added China to its list of countries that can use a Business Track and Residence Track to enter and exit the country.

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  • [Infographic] COVID-19 and Immigration

    [Infographic] COVID-19 and Immigration

    Check out Envoy's latest infographic for more data on COVID-19 and its impact on immigration in 2020.

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  • U.S. Consulate Closures Due To COVID-19

    U.S. Consulate Closures Due To COVID-19

    Learn more about U.S. consulate closures due to COVID-19.

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  • U.S.-CA-MX Border Closure Extended Through December 21, 2020

    U.S.-CA-MX Border Closure Extended Through December 21, 2020

    Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, North American borders will remain closed for another month. Nonessential travel across U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders is banned through December 21, 2020.

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  • Updated: DHS Continues to Extend Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements Through January 2021

    Updated: DHS Continues to Extend Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements Through January 2021

    Initially granted in March, DHS has provided guidelines for I-9 verification that relax in-person requirements and allow for remote verification. The latest extension was announced on Sept. 15, 2020.

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  • ICE Issues Further Clarification for New or Initially Enrolled Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    ICE Issues Further Clarification for New or Initially Enrolled Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    ICE says that in accordance with its March 2020 guidance, “new” or “initially” enrolling students will not be allowed to study in the U.S. if their full course of study is 100% online.

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  • EU Opens Border to Travelers from 15 Countries, Not Including U.S.

    EU Opens Border to Travelers from 15 Countries, Not Including U.S.

    The European Union will start opening its borders to non-EU countries starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020. However, travelers from certain countries will not be allowed inside the bloc.

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  • UPDATED: SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    UPDATED: SEVP Modifies Temporary Exemptions for Nonimmigrant Students Taking Online Courses During Fall 2020 Semester

    The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and DHS announced plans to amend their temporary exemptions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic for nonimmigrant students taking online classes.

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