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EIG COVID-19 Update | June 5, 2020

June 8, 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.

Argentina | The government extended the lockdown for the capital city Buenos Aires to June 28. The lockdown has been in place since March 7.
Case Update: 949 new cases, 45 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/5, 6:00 PM CEST

The Czech Republic | The government has agreed to open the borders without restrictions with Austria and Germany; it was already opened with Slovakia. Additionally, unrestricted travel to and from Hungary is also allowed.
Case Update: 56 new cases, -18 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/5, 6:00 PM CEST

Ireland | Prime minister Leo Varadkar announced that Ireland was moving to phase 2 of the reopening plan beginning Monday, June 8. This puts Ireland on pace to lift all restrictions, including travel, in July.
Case Update: 31 new cases, -14 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/5, 6:00 PM CEST

Jordan | Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz announced “a period of general easing,” to include domestic air travel resuming, beginning Saturday.
Case Update: 8 new cases, 6 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/5, 6:00 PM CEST

North Macedonia | After a spike in coronavirus infections, a blanket curfew is imposed from Thursday night to Monday.
Case Update: 120 new cases, 19 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/5, 6:00 PM CEST

Spain | All border crossing restrictions with France and Portugal will be lifted from June 22.
Case Update: 334 new cases, -60 daily change, Last updated: 2020/6/5, 6:00 PM CEST

In the most recent Immigration Nerds podcast, Alejandra Zapatero, Erickson Immigration Group’s Director of Client Relations and Managing Attorney, joins to talk about the recent H-1B cap lottery, the steps individuals can take if they were not selected in this year’s lottery, and the paths forward applicants can take to maximize their opportunities in America.

The Immigration Nerds podcast shares stories at the cross-section of immigration news and policy updates, business, culture, travel, developing trends, and, for now, the coronavirus. If you have stories to share, we want to hear from you.

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.