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.
Austria | Beginning June 16, Austria will reopen to travelers from 31 countries, including Italy. However, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom are exempted. Last week, Austria lifted restrictions for neighboring nations, except for Italy.
Case Update: 13 new cases, -8 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/10 2:00 PM CEST
Azerbaijan | The government has extended the nationwide lockdown until July 1.
Case Update: 315 new cases, -8 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/10 2:00 PM CEST
Bulgaria | The government will extend the state of emergency until the end of June.
Case Update: 79 new cases, -4 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/10 2:00 PM CEST
Germany | Government sources indicate extension of travel warnings for non-European countries until August 31.
Case Update: 318 new cases, -32 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/10 2:00 PM CEST
Poland | Beginning Saturday, June 13, Poland’s borders will reopen for other European Union countries. International flights will resume on Tuesday, June 16.
Case Update: 400 new cases, -199 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/10 2:00 PM CEST
Qatar | The government has introduced a four-phase plan to lift coronavirus-related restrictions. The first phase begins on June 15 and will allow for a limited reopening of mosques.
Case Update: 1,721 new cases, 353 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/10 2:00 PM CEST
Romania | The government has extended the current state of alert until mid-July.
Case Update: 145 new cases, 20 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/10 2:00 PM CEST
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