European Union – Easing of Travel Restrictions

Posted on June 19, 2020

The European Commission has proposed the following for travel restrictions to be lifted for non-EU countries as of July 1, 2020 for all Member States so that it maintains a coordinated and uniform approach: Objective criteria: Restrictions should be lifted… Read more »


Sweden – Travel Ban Extended until June 30, 2020

Posted on June 19, 2020

The travel ban into the EU has been extended until June 30, 2020.  Travelling to Sweden will be limited to the following: Swedish citizens, EU citizens, and people who have a residence permit in Sweden may still enter the country… Read more »


Canada – Travel Restriction Update for Family Members

Posted on June 10, 2020

Effective June 8, 2020, foreign nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and who do not have COVID-19 or exhibit any signs or symptoms, will be exempt from the prohibition on entry to Canada if… Read more »


Costa Rica – Processing and Entry Update

Posted on June 10, 2020

Beginning July 18, 2020, the Costa Rica Immigration Authorities will begin to receive new applications. The validity of documents, such as police clearance certificates, marriage certificates, and birth certificates will be valid until September 18, 2020, even if they have… Read more »


Mexico – Immigration Authorities Update

Posted on June 10, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, visa services at certain Mexican consulates have recommenced, depending on local conditions. Migration Institute (INM) is operating, but only a limited number of tickets are issued each day for application submission and other procedures, such as:… Read more »


Japan – Entry Restrictions

Posted on June 3, 2020

A travel restriction has been placed on foreign nationals who have stayed in the following countries/regions in the past 14 days: Asia: Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Maldives Oceania: Australia,… Read more »


Malaysia – Entry Requirements Update

Posted on June 3, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, foreign nationals, holding a valid permit such as an Employment Pass, Professional Visit Pass, etc., may enter Malaysia. An approval letter will need to be applied for at the respective Malaysian Mission by completing a Letter… Read more »


Peru – Virtual Immigration Agency

Posted on June 3, 2020

Effective June 3, 2020, the Peruvian Immigration Authority will begin carrying out virtual online services for foreign nationals and Peruvian citizens.  The “Virtual Immigration Agency” allows face-to-face procedures to be carried through for applications that were pending or were forced… Read more »


United Kingdom – UKVI Centers Begin Opening Overseas

Posted on June 3, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, certain UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) Centers will reopen overseas.  UKVI centers overseas are partnered with two providers, TLScontact and VFS Global.  Foreign nationals who had a previous appointment booked may now book a new appointment… Read more »