Sweden – Extension of Entry Ban

Posted on November 11, 2021

Effective October 31, 2021, the Swedish Government has extended the ban on entry into Sweden from countries outside and within the EU/EEA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For travelers within the EU/EEA region, in order to enter Sweden, must present… Read more »


Malaysia – Projection Window Opens for 2022 Foreign Worker Needs and New Immigration Fees

Posted on November 11, 2021

Effective November 1, 2021, the Malaysian authorities have opened the window for companies to submit their 2022 foreign worker projections. This is applicable to both companies registered with the Expatriates Services Division (ESD) online portal and companies registered with the… Read more »


Australia – Outbound Travel Restrictions Lifted for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Posted on November 11, 2021

Effective November 1, 2021, fully-vaccinated and medically-exempt Australians will no longer require a travel exemption to depart Australia. Departure Requirements Upon departure from Australia, individuals will now be required to present one of the following as proof of their vaccination… Read more »


Belgium – Chennai Consulate Closed

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Consulate General of Belgium in Chennai has closed.  The Consulate General of Belgium in Mumbai will take over the jurisdiction for the states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Please contact an immigration specialist if you… Read more »


Costa Rica – New Digital Nomad Visa

Posted on October 12, 2021

A new visa for ‘digital nomads’ will be available to remote workers who can obtain a permit for up to one year, which would be extendable for an additional year. These remote workers would also be exempt from local income… Read more »


Japan – New Entry Restriction

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Japanese government has released new entry restrictions that took effect September 17th. The following exceptional circumstances allow entry to Japan: Foreign nationals entering Japan with a re-entry permit (including a special re-entry permit) Foreign nationals newly entering Japan: who… Read more »


Norway – Reopening of the country to begin in phases

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Norwegian government has made an announcement that it will begin re-opening the country in three phases. Phase 1 – September 25, 2021: All EEA citizens, including persons who are resident in the EEA, can enter Norway.The same applies for… Read more »


Canada – Upcoming Border Changes

Posted on July 28, 2021

Canada has announced upcoming easing of travel restriction for fully vaccinated foreign nationals. For those who have received full doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Janssen vaccines at least 14 days prior to their date of travel, the following… Read more »


Norway – Updated Travel Restrictions

Posted on July 28, 2021

The Norwegian government has updated its travel restrictions from July 26th: If you are traveling from a green country (list may be found here), but stopover in a country with stricter quarantine requirements (orange, red, dark red), the entry rules… Read more »


South Korea – Fully vaccinated travelers exempt from 2-week quarantine

Posted on July 28, 2021

Effective from July 1, 2021, the South Korean government has lifted the mandatory 2-weeks quarantine for foreign arrivals who have been fully vaccinated from other countries against Covid19. This applies to South Korean citizens, visa exempt travelers (B-1, B2), short… Read more »