COVID-19: New restrictions on immigration
20 April, 2020duguech
The movement of passengers in the world continues limited and even restricted, due to the coronavirus pandemic. After a month of resistance to the measures, several countries have been forced to establish by COVID-19, new restrictions on immigration for: the control of their borders, the displacement and the stay of citizens and foreigners.
It is important to mention that any traveler from areas identified by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical checks, quarantine restrictions, or entry bans.
These new restrictions on immigration are the result of the rapid expansion of COVID-19. In fact, this informational alert can undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario. The established restrictions can be lasted or relaxed at any time, determined that the situation is dynamic and constantly changing.
That is why, given the need for displacement, we recommend confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.
New restrictions imposed by Brazil
- Entry to all foreigners has been suspended through any type of border post (land, air, sea).
- Only nationals and residents (temporary or permanent) with their families are allowed to enter.
- The residence and work permit procedures have been suspended. Only permits for assistance in emergency cases are maintained and are justified as being in the national interest.
New restrictions imposed by Korea
- Since April 01, all travelers are required to maintain 14 days of quarantine.
- Foreigners with a short stay will be quarantined in an authorized center. Travelers for reasons of public or humanitarian good will be subject to “active monitoring”.
- Those who stay in a qualified center (both foreigners and Korean citizens) must pay for their stays.
- All travelers who have visited countries at risk will be subject to an entry procedure: check-in at the body temperature border post, full inspection, including details of the planned accommodation site.
- Finally, the installation of a self-diagnosis app and daily reports for 14 days are required.
- The validity of short-term visas (within 90 days) issued before April 5 will be canceled and they will have to apply for it in the future.
- This measure does not affect those who are already in Korea with this visa.
- Type C-4 visas (temporary work) and long-term visas are excluded.
- From April 13 the Visa Exemption Agreement is temporarily suspended.
- All citizens applying for a visa must deliver a medical certificate issued within the last 48 hours.
New restrictions imposed by France
- Entry to foreigners of any nationality is prohibited.
- Residence and work permits that expire between March 16 and May 15 are extended for 90 days from the expiration date.
At Duguech & Dip we will continue to report on the different restrictions that are implemented in different parts of the world due to quarantine.
This information does not constitute legal advice under any circumstances, serving only for informational purposes.
In case you need professional services in the field of Global Immigration and Mobility, contact us.
* It must be taken into account that the regulations of any of the analyzed countries as well as the established procedures may change at any time and without prior notice.
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