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Visas, Immigration & Nationality

Canada Travel Restrictions: Who can travel to Canada amid the coronavirus pandemic?

To protect Canada from the outbreak of COVID-19, the Canadian Prime Minister announced travel restrictions to Canada.  Until further notice, most foreign nationals cannot travel to Canada, even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorisation (eTA). The restrictions mean that most non-essential travel to Canada is banned. Who can enter Canada…
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US State Department lifts advisory for international travel

The State Department however still urges citizens to ‘reconsider’ travel to Europe due to COVID-19 The US State Department has lifted its travel advisory advising Americans against travelling during the coronavirus pandemic after more than four months. It has confirmed that it would now look at countries on a case-by-case basis. The US State Department…
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Germany steps up border restrictions for EU countries

Germany has increased border restrictions amid a new spike in coronavirus cases in the country. Restrictions have been placed on people arriving from the Bulgarian regions of Blagoevgrad, Dobrich, and Varna. Restrictions have also been placed on travellers from Romania’s Argeș, Bihor, Buzău, Neamt, Ialomita, Mehedinti and Timis regions.  The measures follow restrictions announced that…
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‘Love is not tourism’ EU urges members to reunite bi-national couples split by coronavirus restrictions

‘Love is not tourism’: EU urges members to reunite bi-national couples split by coronavirus restrictions

The European Union is pushing member state countries to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions to allow unmarried bi-national couples to reunite after almost half a year since restrictions caused the separation of these couples. Generally, EU and Schengen member states have reopened their borders between themselves and a list of EU approved third-countries that are considered…
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New York City adds quarantine checkpoints and local travel restrictions

New York City adds quarantine checkpoints and local travel restrictions

New York, the state once considered the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in America, has made substantial progress in suppressing its outbreak. To recover and open up its economy, a 14-day quarantine travel advisory announced, in June, by the Governors of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut for people travelling to New York, New Jersey…
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