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EIG COVID-19 Update | September 28, 2020

September 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 updates 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

Japan | According to the Nikkei, Japan will end the travel ban for ten countries with a low prevalence of the coronavirus beginning in October.
Case Update: 441 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/28 4:00 PM CEST

Kenya | President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the nationwide curfew by two months but delayed the curfew start time by two hours.
Case Update: 244 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/28 4:00 PM CEST

New Zealand | Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that travel between New Zealand and Australia could resume before the end of the year.
Case Update: 0 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/28 4:00 PM CEST

The Philippines | The government is extending the restrictions in the capital region until October 31.
Case Update: 2,970 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/28 4:00 PM CEST

Saudi Arabia | After barring all travel into and out of the country, tourist visas with resume by early 2021.
Case Update: 403 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/28 4:00 PM CEST

In February, weeks before the US implemented a coronavirus response, EIG attorney Yasmin Mirreh published an article in Law360 — Coronavirus And Immigration: Tips For The Global Employer. Now, in this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, Yasmin talks about what she’s seen in the last almost seven months, what she hears from clients, and perspective moving forward.

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.