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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  • Portugal: Visa Validity Extension

    Portugal: Visa Validity Extension

    The government of Portugal announced that certain documents, including Citizen Cards and visas related to temporary stay in Portugal that expired after 24 Feb 2020 will remain valid until 31 Dec 2021.

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  • Thailand: Extension of State of Emergency

    Thailand: Extension of State of Emergency

    Thailand has extended the Declaration of an Emergency Situation in the country until 31 Jan 2022 and a 60-day extension will be added to the current COVID-19 visa extension scheme.

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  • 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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  • 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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  •    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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  • 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: 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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