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EIG COVID-19 Update | May 27, 2020

May 28, 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

Bulgaria | Beginning June 1, restaurants, bars, and cafes will open at full capacity, further easing restrictions first in place since mid-March.
Case Update: 27 new cases, 27 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/27, 7:00 PM CEST

Dubai | Recreation, entertainment, and educational institutions will reopen, and there will be no restrictions on movement or business operations between 6 AM and 11 PM.

Georgia | Beginning June 8, public transportation and shopping centers will reopen.
Case Update: 3 new cases, 2 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/27, 7:00 PM CEST

Germany | Beginning June 15, the government will lift its warning against traveling to the fellow EU countries, as well as to non-EU member states Britain, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Specific travel advice for these regions is forthcoming.
The social distancing rules will be in place until June 29.
Case Update: 362 new cases, -70 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/27, 7:00 PM CEST

Hungary | Beginning Tuesday, the borders between Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic will open with specific travel conditions. Citizens will be able to travel between the countries for stays not to exceed 48 hours. The government plans to lift the state of emergency on June 20.
Case Update: 22 new cases, 7 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/27, 7:00 PM CEST

Saudi Arabia | Public sector employees will start the return to work as of Sunday, May 31. Saudi Arabia suspended work in the government sectors on March 16.
Case Update: 1,931 new cases, -304 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/27, 7:00 PM CEST

Spain | The country has begun a 10-day period of mourning to remember the nearly 30,000 people who have died from the coronavirus.
Case Update: 1,231 new cases, 1,603 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/27, 7:00 PM CEST

Sweden | The incoming travel restriction was extended for another 30 days until June 15. People with an established presence in Sweden may return, but otherwise, the borders are essentially closed to non-EU nationals.
Case Update: 597 new cases, 213 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/27, 7:00 PM CEST

Switzerland | Beginning June 6, the government will permit public and private events up to 300 people.
Case Update: 15 new cases, 5 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/27, 7:00 PM CEST

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more stories about the lack of appropriate and swift care at immigration detention centers are coming out. In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, Christopher Casazza tells the story of one of those cases and brings a better context to what is happening on a national level.

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.