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

  • Interview Waiver Eligibility Extended for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

    Interview Waiver Eligibility Extended for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

    The State Department and DHS granted consular officers greater authority to waive in-person interview requirements for individuals who are applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification.

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  • DOS Announces New National Interest Exception Policy for Some Travelers From the UK, Ireland and Schengen Area

    DOS Announces New National Interest Exception Policy for Some Travelers From the UK, Ireland and Schengen Area

    The DOS has announced a new NIE policy that makes it more difficult for some travelers from the UK, Schengen Area, and Ireland to obtain National Interest Exceptions to PP 10143.

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  • North American Border Closures Extended Through March 21, 2021

    North American Border Closures Extended Through March 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada border closures will be extended through March 21, 2021. The border closures were set to expire on February 21, 2021.

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  • Canada: New Entry Requirements Announced Due to COVID-19

    Canada: New Entry Requirements Announced Due to COVID-19

    The Canadian government has announced new COVID-19 test and quarantine requirements for individuals planning to enter the country.

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  • France: Additional Entry Restrictions Implemented Due to COVID-19

    France: Additional Entry Restrictions Implemented Due to COVID-19

    The French government has announced additional entry restrictions for more categories into the country due to COVID-19.

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  • Canada: Stricter COVID-19 Test Requirements to Start on February 15, 2021

    Canada: Stricter COVID-19 Test Requirements to Start on February 15, 2021

    On Feb. 15, 2021, Canada will start requiring negative COVID-19 test results for all individuals who enter Canada through land borders to mitigate the risk of disease transmission. .

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  • France: Travel Restrictions Imposed on Countries Outside the EEA and EU

    France: Travel Restrictions Imposed on Countries Outside the EEA and EU

    The government has restricted travel outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City, with limited exceptions.

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  • Ireland: Entry Visa Application Processing Suspended for COVID-19

    Ireland: Entry Visa Application Processing Suspended for COVID-19

    As part of its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, the Irish government has indefinitely suspended processing for entry visas.

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  • USCIS Extends Flexibility Measures for Responding to Agency Requests

    USCIS Extends Flexibility Measures for Responding to Agency Requests

    USCIS is again extending the response period for certain requests, notices and decisions due to COVID-19. The measures were first introduced on March 20, 2020.

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  • Mexico: INM Office Closures Extended Due to COVID-19

    Mexico: INM Office Closures Extended Due to COVID-19

    The Instituto Nacional de Migracion (INM) office closures in the State of Mexico and Mexico City will be extended through February 1, 2021.

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  • Biden Administration Reinstates COVID-19 Travel Ban, Adds South Africa

    Biden Administration Reinstates COVID-19 Travel Ban, Adds South Africa

    President Biden issued a presidential proclamation that bans entry into the U.S. for travelers who were physically present in Brazil, Ireland, the UK, Schengen Area & South Africa in the past 14 days.

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  • North American Border Closures Extended Through February 21, 2021

    North American Border Closures Extended Through February 21, 2021

    Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the current North American border closure will be extended for another month through February 21, 2021.

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  • 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

    Many countries have established restrictions on entry and/or visa and permit issuance to limit the spread of COVID-19. Learn about measures introduced by some common destinations.

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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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