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EIG COVID-19 Update | March 22, 2020

March 22, 2020

All week, EIG has sent global digests to inform our clients of all the COVID-19 developments impacting global immigration and global travel. The reports from this past week are available here.

International Updates

  1. Bangladesh | Effective March 22 – 31, most international passenger flights are suspended, except routes to the UK, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand. The affected routes include Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, India, and Bahrain. Since March 16, entry was suspended for all foreign nationals.
  2. Chile | The government announced a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for all individuals arriving in Chile, and a nationwide daily curfew beginning March 22 from 10 PM to 5 AM.
  3. Pakistan | All international air travel has been suspended.
  4. Panama | On 11:59 PM, March 22, Panama will suspend all commercial flights in and out of Panama. The government also enacted a nationwide curfew from 9 PM to 5 AM.
  5. Senegal | All international air travel has been suspended.
  6. Singapore | Entry, and transit are suspended for all short-term visitors from anywhere in the world.
  7. UAE | Effective immediately, entry is suspended for holders of valid residence permits and visas, until further notice. Effective immediately, issuance of all types of visas, including visas on arrival, is suspended. The issuance of all types of work permit is suspended until further notice. UAE residents returning to the UAE are subject to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Also, please listen to EIG’s Immigration Nerds podcast for the country by country updates on all travel and border restrictions as of Tuesday, March 17.

We will continue to send updates daily or as more COVID-19-related news is available. We recognize this situation continues to evolve; if you have specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.