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

  • 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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  • 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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  • North American Land Border Closures Extended Through July 21, 2021

    North American Land Border Closures Extended Through July 21, 2021

    Due to COVID-19, U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada land borders will remain closed through July 21, 2021.

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  • Canada: Public Health Agency Relaxes Travel Quarantine Requirements

    Canada: Public Health Agency Relaxes Travel Quarantine Requirements

    Beginning July 5, 2021 (at 11:59 PM EDT), fully vaccinated travelers granted entry to Canada will no longer face mandatory quarantine or COVID-19 testing on day 8.

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  • European Union: EU-Wide COVID-19 Travel Pass Approved

    European Union: EU-Wide COVID-19 Travel Pass Approved

    The European Parliament has endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow travelers to move between EU states without extra quarantine requirements or coronavirus testing.

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  • New Zealand: Immigration New Zealand Office Closure (Beijing)

    New Zealand: Immigration New Zealand Office Closure (Beijing)

    Immigration New Zealand (INZ) announced permanent closure of the INZ Beijing Visa Processing Office. This closure will take effect on August 31, 2021.

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  • Canada: Stanley Cup Travel Exemptions Approved for NHL Players

    Canada: Stanley Cup Travel Exemptions Approved for NHL Players

    The Canadian government is relaxing travel restrictions for National Hockey League (NHL) teams crossing the U.S.-Canada border for the Stanley Cup event. They are exempt from a 14-day quarantine.

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  • Kazakhstan: Visa Free Regime Suspended Until Dec. 31, 2021

    Kazakhstan: Visa Free Regime Suspended Until Dec. 31, 2021

    Kazakhstan has suspended its visa free regime for all foreign nationals until December 31,2021.

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  • Ireland: Long Stay and Pre-clearance Visa Processing Resumed

    Ireland: Long Stay and Pre-clearance Visa Processing Resumed

    Irish Consulates are now processing ALL long-stay visas, including D visas.

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  • Ireland: Consulate Visa Processing Has Resumed For Certain Business Purposes and Family Reunification Circumstances

    Ireland: Consulate Visa Processing Has Resumed For Certain Business Purposes and Family Reunification Circumstances

    Visa processing at all Ireland consulates abroad had been suspended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but have since been resumed for certain circumstances and business visa categories.

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  • Biden Announces New COVID-19 Travel Suspension for India

    Biden Announces New COVID-19 Travel Suspension for India

    President Biden is scheduled to impose a new COVID-19 travel restriction suspending all non-exempt travel from India to the U.S. The suspension will take effect on May 4, 2021 at 12:01am ET.

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  • 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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