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EIG COVID-19 Update | July 13, 2020

July 14, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information helpful, too.

International Updates

Canada | From July 17, Ontario will move into the third phase of its reopening, allowing most business and public spaces to reopen.

Separately, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada and the United States were continuing talks about the future status of the non-essential travel ban, which is currently scheduled to end on July 21.
Case Update: 221 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/13 4:00 PM CEST

Honduras | The government is extending the nationwide curfew for another week.
Case Update: 530 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/13 4:00 PM CEST

Ireland | The government is considering a 14-day quarantine for people traveling abroad.

“The cabinet will be discussing measures this week that may be needed, such as strengthening measures at airports, ahead of issuing a possible green list of countries,” said tourism minister Catherine Martin.
Case Update: 17 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/13 4:00 PM CEST

Israel | The Israeli Ministry of Interior updated the COVID-19 instructions regarding entry to Israel. Any individual entering Israel must commit to remaining in house isolation for 14-days. Additionally, foreign nationals will not be allowed to board flights to Israel without holding a pre-entry approval from the Ministry of Interior. Foreign nationals must present health insurance with COVID-19 coverage. Any foreign national departing from Israel before the end of the 14-day isolation without special permission violates the law, and an additional entry will not be allowed.

Foreign nationals holding a one-year B-1 expert visa and their families, can now travel to their home country and back to Israel, subject to a pre-approved application for re-entry during COVID-19. The special re-entry application must be submitted (and approved) at the Ministry of Interior before departure.
Case Update: 1,194 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/13 4:00 PM CEST

Kazakhstan | The government will extend the current lockdown by two weeks.
Case Update: 1,646 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/13 4:00 PM CEST

Sri Lanka | A week after the government eased restrictions, schools are being ordered to reclose following a surge of new COVID-19 cases. The school-status will be reviewed next week.
Case Update: 106 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/13 4:00 PM CEST

We will continue to send updates daily or as more COVID-19-related news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or in past updates or want to hear more about a different topic, just reply to let us know. If you have specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.