COVID-19 Resource Center

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

  • Chile: Border Opening for Non-Resident Foreign Nationals

    On Oct. 1, 2021, qualified non-resident foreign nationals will be permitted to enter Chile

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  • Sweden: Amendment to Entry Ban

    Sweden: Amendment to Entry Ban

    On Sept. 20, 2021 individuals with a vaccination certificate issued from North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Tukey, Ukraine or the Vatican City are exempt from the travel ban.

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  • Taiwan: Reduced Entry Restrictions for Dependents of Taiwan Nationals

    On Sept. 13, 2021, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that foreign spouses and minor children of Taiwan nationals may apply to enter Taiwan.

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  • Singapore: COVID-19 Vaccination Channels for Overseas Singaporeans

    Singapore: COVID-19 Vaccination Channels for Overseas Singaporeans

    The Singapore government will launch two dedicated vaccination channels for overseas Singapore citizens to return to Singapore to be vaccinated.

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  • New Zealand: Immigration New Zealand Withdraws Beijing Operations

    New Zealand: Immigration New Zealand Withdraws Beijing Operations

    On Sept. 1, 2021 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced cessation of consular operations in Beijing.

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  • European Union: Six Countries Removed from EU ‘Safe Travel’ List

    European Union: Six Countries Removed from EU ‘Safe Travel’ List

    The U.S., Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro, and North Macedonia were all removed from the EU’s list of countries exempt from restrictions on non-essential travel.

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  • CDC to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Immigrant Visa and Green Card Applicants

    CDC to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Immigrant Visa and Green Card Applicants

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will soon require full COVID-19 vaccination for immigrant visa and green card applicants.

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  • U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through September 21, 2021

    U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through September 21, 2021

    The U.S. government will extend existing U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada land border closures through Sept. 21, 2021.

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  • Peru: COVID-19-Related Immigration Repeals

    Peru: COVID-19-Related Immigration Repeals

    On Aug. 6, 2021, the Peruvian government launched a new regulatory resolution: Resolution of the Superintendency No. 000170-2021-MIGRACIONES.

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  • Afghanistan: All Flights Suspended in and out of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan: All Flights Suspended in and out of Afghanistan

    All flights in and out of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan are suspended until further notice.

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  • Switzerland: Processing Delays in Canton of Geneva

    Switzerland: Processing Delays in Canton of Geneva

    Processing times for the Canton of Geneva have recently increased from an average of 4-6 weeks to 10 weeks.

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  • CDC Adds More Countries to “Level 4” Risk Category for COVID-19

    CDC Adds More Countries to “Level 4” Risk Category for COVID-19

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added additional countries to its list of destinations to avoid due to COVID-19.

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  • Canada: New Regulatory Protections for Foreign Workers

    Canada: New Regulatory Protections for Foreign Workers

    On Aug. 10, 2021 the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration announced Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Temporary Foreign Workers) Act.

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  • Australia: New Requirements for Leaving the Country

    Australia: New Requirements for Leaving the Country

    On Aug. 11, 2021, Australia’s Department of Home Affairs announced new guidelines and rules for leaving Australia.

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  • Australia: Temporary 50% Passenger Cut for Inbound Travelers

    Australia: Temporary 50% Passenger Cut for Inbound Travelers

    Australia’s National Cabinet has temporarily reduced international passenger arrival caps by 50% to alleviate pressure on quarantine and health facilities.

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  • Finland: New Guidance for Vaccinated Travelers

    Finland: New Guidance for Vaccinated Travelers

    Starting July 26th, with proof of vaccination, fully vaccinated travelers can enter the country.

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  • U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through August 21, 2021

    U.S. Extends North American Land Border Closures Through August 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, the U.S. government will extend existing U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada land border closures through Aug. 21, 2021.

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  • Canada:  Relaxed Border Restrictions for U.S. Travelers Coming August 9, 2021

    Canada: Relaxed Border Restrictions for U.S. Travelers Coming August 9, 2021

    On August 9, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents can enter Canada for non-essential, discretionary travel.

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  • Switzerland: EU and Switzerland To Accept Each Other’s COVID-19 Digital Travel Certificates

    Switzerland: EU and Switzerland To Accept Each Other’s COVID-19 Digital Travel Certificates

    Starting July 9, Switzerland and the EU will accept each other’s COVID-19 travel certificates.

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  • The New COVID-19 Vaccine Passport: Your Ticket to Travel?

    The New COVID-19 Vaccine Passport: Your Ticket to Travel?

    Although some consider COVID-19 vaccine passports to be a ticket to freedom for international travel, many questions remain about their scope and application.

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