COVID-19 Resource Center

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

  • 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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  • Global Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

    Global Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

    On 26 Nov. 2021, the WHO named the new B.1.1.529 variant Omicron. In response to this new variant, a number of countries have reintroduced travel restrictions and entry requirements.

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  • Updated: U.S. Imposes New Travel Restrictions Due to Emerging Omicron COVID Variant

    Updated: U.S. Imposes New Travel Restrictions Due to Emerging Omicron COVID Variant

    A new travel restriction bars most foreign nationals from entry into the U.S. if they have been physically present in South Africa or seven other southern African countries in the past 14 days.

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  • Japan: Pre-Departure COVID-19 Related Updates

    Japan: Pre-Departure COVID-19 Related Updates

    On 15 August 2022, the government of Japan introduced new timeline requirements for the completion of a certificate of inspections.

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  • Hong Kong: New Quarantine Timelines

    Hong Kong: New Quarantine Timelines

    On 12 August 2022, the authorities of Hong Kong introduced new quarantine measures for travelers. Travelers entering Hong Kong should ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization.

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  • Malaysia: Updated COVID-19-Related Entry Requirements

    Malaysia: Updated COVID-19-Related Entry Requirements

    Travelers entering the Malaysia will no longer be required to provide proof of a COVID-19 traveler’s card, a pre-departure COVID-19 test or an on-arrival test and more.

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  • European Union: Three New COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Approved

    European Union: Three New COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Approved

    In July 2022, the European Commission approved three additional COVID-19 vaccination certificates as alternatives to the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

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  • France: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

    France: Lifting of COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

    France removed requirements to present a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19, or proof of vaccination against COVID-19 when entering the country.

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  • Hong Kong: Updated Health Form for Inbound Travelers

    Hong Kong: Updated Health Form for Inbound Travelers

    The authorities of Hong Kong will introduce an updated electronic health declaration system that must be completed by all travelers prior to entering the jurisdiction.

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  • South Korea: Updated COVID-19 Post-Arrival Requirements

    South Korea: Updated COVID-19 Post-Arrival Requirements

    On 21 July 2022, South Korea reduced post-arrival COVID-19 testing time and quarantine requirements for all travelers entering the country.

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  • Brunei: Updated COVID-19-Related Entry and Exit Requirements

    On 14 July 2022, the government of Brunei will relax COVID-19 regulations for foreign nationals entering the country via all entry points.

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  • China: Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Measures

    China: Updated COVID-19 Quarantine Measures

    The government of China reduced COVID-19 quarantine periods for all international travelers and close contacts on 29 June 2022.

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  • Malta: Updated COVID-19-Related Entrance Measures

    Malta: Updated COVID-19-Related Entrance Measures

    The government of Malta removed quarantine requirements for travelers who can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.

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  • New Zealand: Lifting of Border Exemption Requirements Late July 2022

    New Zealand: Lifting of Border Exemption Requirements Late July 2022

    The government of New Zealand announced that border exemptions and the Critical Purpose Visitor Visa (CPVV) will be phased out due to the border reopening at the end of July.

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  • Portugal: Updated COVID-19-Related Entry Measures

    Portugal: Updated COVID-19-Related Entry Measures

    All travelers will be permitted to enter Portugal without requiring proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovering from COVID-19.

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  • Taiwan: Increases to Arrival Cap Limit and Updated COVID-19 Measures

    Taiwan: Increases to Arrival Cap Limit and Updated COVID-19 Measures

    Effective 14 July 2022, the authorities of Taiwan will lift COVID-19 pre-arrival requirements for all Taiwanese nationals, ARC holders and transit passengers.

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  • Russia: Updated COVID-19-Related Measures

    Russia: Updated COVID-19-Related Measures

    The Russian government will lift all COVID-19 entry restrictions for all foreign nationals entering the country via airway and sea borders.

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  • Australia: Updated COVID-19 Related Travel Requirements

    Australia: Updated COVID-19 Related Travel Requirements

    The government of Australia updated its COVID-19 related entrance and exit requirements for all travelers on 6 July 2022 .

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  • Qatar: Registering Travel for Entry World Cup

    Qatar: Registering Travel for Entry World Cup

    Travelers entering Qatar for the World Cup in the Fall of 2022 will need to apply for an identification card that will serve as an entry visa and allow the holder to travel around Qatar.

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  • Thailand: Updated COVID-19 Measures

    Thailand: Updated COVID-19 Measures

    Thailand will reduce COVID-19 measures beginning 1 July 2022. Travelers entering the country should also ensure that they hold the appropriate immigration authorization prior to arrival.

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