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EIG COVID-19 Update | June 29, 2020

June 29, 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

Argentina | President Alberto Fernandez announced the government would extend the lockdown in and around Buenos Aires until July 17.

Fernandez said, “The economy is deteriorating, but the economy will recover. What, unfortunately, we are not going to recover are those thousand Argentines who have left us.”
Case Update: 2,401 confirmed cases.  Last updated: 2020/6/29 4:00 PM CEST

Ireland | The country will maintain the 14-day quarantine for travelers from the British mainland in July, even as restrictions with other countries are easing.
Case Update: 2 confirmed cases.  Last updated: 2020/6/29 4:00 PM CEST

Peru | The government will lift the lockdown measures across most of the country, including the capital, in July. Peru’s borders will remain closed.
Case Update: 3,625 confirmed cases.  Last updated: 2020/6/29 4:00 PM CEST

Qatar | From July 1, the government is further easing the coronavirus-related restrictions, allowing for the limited reopening of businesses, parks, and beaches. The next phase, which includes allowing flights from low-risk countries, is set to begin on August 1.
Case Update: 750 confirmed cases.  Last updated: 2020/6/29 4:00 PM CEST

Sri Lanka | The government has lifted the nationwide lockdown that was first imposed on March 20.
Case Update: 4 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/6/29 4:00 PM CEST

Thailand | From July 1, international flights will recommence.
Case Update: 7 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/6/29 4:00 PM CEST

In the most recent Immigration Nerds podcast, host Ian Gaines talks to Erickson Immigration Group Managing Director Justin Parsons about recent policy and legal news in immigration — last week’s Supreme Court DACA decision and the proclamation by President Trump on Monday that suspends the entry of aliens who “present a risk to the U.S. labor market” following the Coronavirus outbreak.

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.