EIG COVID-19 Update | September 14, 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

Ireland | Prime Minister Micheal Martin said the country would adopt the European Union’s proposed travel policy and system as soon as it is ready, replacing its own travel policy.
Case Update: 255 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/14 4:00 PM CEST

Israel | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reinstate a nationwide lockdown beginning on Friday, September 18, to include closing schools, restaurants, hotels, and businesses for a presumed three weeks.
Case Update: 2,715 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/14 4:00 PM CEST

New Zealand | From September 21, the coronavirus restrictions currently in place will be lifted across the country, except for in Auckland, where regulations will be reviewed next week.
Case Update: 1 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/14 4:00 PM CEST

Saudi Arabia | International flights will begin to resume from Tuesday following six months of restrictions.
Case Update: 601 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/14 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.