EIG US and Global Update | January 6, 2021

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

Germany | Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday that the nationwide lockdown would extend until the end of the month. For the first time since the pandemic began, non-essential travel will be restricted. In the hardest-hit areas, movement will be limited to a 9-mile radius. 

Portugal | The government has approved an extension for the state of emergency until January 15. 

Switzerland | The government plans to extend the lockdown for another 5 weeks until the end of February. A formal decision is expected next week. 


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.