Immigration Update: Coronavirus

Immigration Update: Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on immigration policies and processes worldwide. In order to contain the spread of the virus, dozens of jurisdictions implement new measures or change existing ones daily.
  • Travel restrictions. Although wide-ranging entry restrictions have been steadily decreasing, most countries still have partial bans for some foreign nationals (sometimes excluding residents of the destination country) based on particular outbreaks. 
  • Quarantine requirements. There are still many varied upon-entry quarantine requirements across the world. In some countries, proof of negative COVID-19 test results, vaccination and/or health certificate rules have started to replace strict quarantine requirements.
  • Health assessments. Additionally, on-arrival health questionnaires and health assessments have become common pre-boarding requirements for international flights.
 
Fragomen continues to closely monitor these developments. Our COVID-19 Pandemic - Immigration Situation Overview, which is available by clicking the download button below, summarizes the restrictions, requirements and concessions currently in place in over 150 jurisdictions.
 

We recommend you regularly check this page and the most recently published Situation Overview for the latest immigration updates on this fluid situation. On September 15, 2021, we made updates to information for: Brunei, Mainland China, Guinea (Rep), Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, and Sierra Leone.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing event, and this summary and our Situation Overview are for reference only. It does not attempt to cover a number of other developments that are relevant to travelers, such as airline route cancellations, the closing of consular posts, and national travel advisories.  Individuals considering travel should consult their country’s consular posts and seek case-specific advice from their travel and /or immigration providers. Likewise, employers considering changes to work arrangements or staffing changes should consult with their labor counsel and/or immigration provider for specific guidance.

For the latest information about the novel coronavirus itself and general travel precautions, visit: