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EIG COVID-19 Update | July 17, 2020

July 17, 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.

France | Beginning next week, it will be mandatory to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. Wearing a mask is already required for public transportation.
Case Update: 393 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/17 5:00 PM CEST

Israel | The government has imposed a weekend shutdown in an effort to lower infection rates. While people will be able to leave their homes, business, shopping, and activity venues will be closed.
Case Update: 1,896 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/17 5:00 PM CEST

Jordan | Commercial flights will resume from August to the European and Asian countries on an internationally approved safe list, including Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Thailand. The list is subject to change.
Case Update: 5 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/17 5:00 PM CEST

Pakistan | The government has issued a lockdown order for the southern-most province of Sindh until August 15.
Case Update: 2,085 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/17 5:00 PM CEST

The Philippines | Foreign nationals with long-term visas will be able to enter the country from August 1 but will be required to quarantine upon arrival.

Applications for new entry visas are not being accepted at this time, and Filipinos will have priority on inbound flights.
Case Update: 2,416 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/17 5:00 PM CEST

Spain | The regional authorities in Catalonia are introducing new restrictions to curb the recent increase of coronavirus cases.
Case Update: 1,361 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/17 5:00 PM CEST

The United Kingdom | Ahead of the planned wider reopening of sporting venues scheduled for October, some sporting events will begin to allow spectators from next week. These matches are being used as a pilot to test the planned measures for the fall.
Case Update: 641 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/17 5:00 PM CEST

The United States | Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf confirmed that the borders with Canada and Mexico would remain closed until August 20.

The CDC extended the ban on cruise ships through the end of September.
Case Update: 67,165 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/7/17 5:00 PM CEST

In a settlement on Tuesday, July 14, DHS and ICE rescinded the policy which would have threatened the visa status for tens of thousands of students. In a conversation with the Immigration Nerds podcast, Erickson Immigration Group Managing Director Hiba Anver shares the significance of this victory and what may be in store for university students next.

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.