EIG COVID-19 Update | May 5, 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

The Czech Republic | On Monday, the government announced the ban on international bus and train travel will be lifted on May 11, at which time non-EU citizens will be allowed entry for seasonal work or healthcare work. Currently, Czechs are allowed to travel internationally, but those who do must provide a negative coronavirus test or self-quarantine.
Case Update: 38 new cases, 12 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/5, 9:00 PM CEST

Finland | The government announced that essential travel to countries within the Schengen area will be allowed beginning May 14.
Case Update: 73 new cases, -2 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/5, 9:00 PM CEST

India | Beginning Thursday, May 7, 190,000 Indians who were stuck abroad due to the coronavirus will be repatriated to India from countries around the world, including the US, UK, UAE, and others.
Case Update: 3,900 new cases, 1,347 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/5, 9:00 PM CEST

Turkey | President Tayyip Erdogan said the country would begin lifting coronavirus related restrictions as of Monday, and continue phasing out the measures through May, June, and July.
Case Update: 1,614 new cases, -56 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/5, 9:00 PM CEST

Listen to the latest Erickson Immigration Group Immigration Nerds podcast on President Trump’s executive order proclamation, who will be impacted, and for how long. We’re continuing to share stories at the cross-section of immigration, culture, travel, 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.