EIG COVID-19 Update | September 16, 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

Canada | According to sources, it is expected that the current border restrictions between the US and Canada will likely continue until the end of November. The current terms were set to expire on September 21.
Case Update: 1,351 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/16 4:00 PM CEST

Spain | The Spanish government has extended the Order from July 17 to September 30, amending the criteria for the application of the temporary non-essential travel restrictions from third countries to EU and Schengen associated countries due to COVID-19. The original update on this Order is here.
Case Update: 3,022 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/16 4:00 PM CEST

Vietnam | From Friday, international flights will resume for Vietnamese nationals, diplomats, experts, managers, skilled workers, investors, and their families.
Case Update: 3 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/9/16 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.