European Union

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: As of July 1, Member States Schengen and Associated States are recommended to lift temporary restrictions on non-essential travel in the EU and to gradually lift travel restrictions at borders abroad for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican / Holy See must be considered as residents of the EU

Exceptions to travel restrictions: EU citizens, relatives of EU citizens as well as long-term residents, are exempt if they find themselves returning to their countries of residence within the EU. EU member states will admit, to the extent possible, their own nationals, nationals of other EU states and third-country nationals who regularly reside in that Member State.

UK citizens: UK nationals should be given the same treatment as all other EU citizens until the end of the Brexit transition period (12/31/2020)

Visa expiration: Schengen states must accept and process visa applications for exempt categories of travelers. Travelers who are within the Schengen territory and who have Schengen visas or visa exceptions may remain requesting the extension of their legal stay up to the limit of 90 days within a period of 180 days. In the event that the situation extends and they must remain beyond 90/180 days, they must request the regularization of their stays by means of the corresponding permission according to each Member State.

Containment / prevention measures: Each member state may apply quarantine or similar measures when applying to enter the territory of that state. All persons (from both EU / Schengen partner countries and third countries) crossing borders to enter the Schengen area are subject to systematic checks, which may include health checks, at border crossing points.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Spain

State of alarm declared by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14 and extended until June 21, 2020, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19 and the other regulatory provisions that have developed its application. It is important to note that consular services continue to be suspended.

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: The “Alarm State”, the temporary restriction of non-essential travel and the quarantine requirement, are lifted for nationals of countries associated with the European Union and Schengen and the United Kingdom.

As of July 1, travelers from 13 of the 15 non-EU countries considered “safe” are allowed to enter.

Starting July 1, highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or performed abroad are allowed entry.

Containment / Prevention Measures: The 14-day quarantine measure is lifted for international arrivals beginning July 1.

All movements will be made with a mask.

In the same way, they must observe all the hygiene measures and / or prevention of the transmission of the disease caused by COVID-19, especially with regard to contact with cohabitants.

Visa expiration: Travelers who are within the Schengen territory and who have Schengen visas or visa exceptions may remain requesting the extension of their legal stay up to the limit of 90 days within a period of 180 days. In the event that the situation extends and they must remain beyond 90/180 days, they must request the regularization of their stays by means of the corresponding permission according to each Member State.

Documents, DNI, driver’s licenses, authorizations and residence permits:

DNI: The DNI that expire during the validity of the Alarm State will be automatically renewed for one year (03/13/2021).
Driving licenses and licenses that expire during the alarm state and its subsequent extensions, will be automatically extended for the duration of the alarm and until sixty days after its termination.
Foreign Licenses: The period of six months to drive in Spain with a valid and valid foreign permit is interrupted. (The 6 months that holders of non-EU driving licenses can drive here maximally, will be suspended for the duration of the State of Alarm.)
Administrative authorizations regarding vehicles extend their validity during the validity of the state of alarm and its successive extensions until sixty days after its termination. (Vehicle administrative authorizations that expire during the State of Alarm are automatically extended for up to 60 days after it ends)

Foreign citizens:

Residence authorizations and other authorizations for foreigners: The state of alarm decreed on March 14 in Royal Decree 463/2020, as a measure to manage the health crisis caused by COVID-19, has made it impossible to submit applications for renewal of : residence, work, stay and visa authorization. This, added to the suspension of the administrative and prescription and expiration periods, has raised doubts in those foreigners who, during the state of alarm, have seen their documentation expired.
The immigration regulations establish that all foreigners must renew their residence and / or work authorization when it is temporary. Or request the extension of the stay authorization for studies, student exchanges, non-work placements or volunteer services, as the case may be. However, the health emergency has required the implementation of measures related to the automatic extension and validity of authorizations to stay and reside and / or work and to other situations of foreigners in Spain.

In general terms, it is established that:

The extension will be automatic in the authorizations expired during the state of alarm or that have expired in the 90 days prior to March 14, 2020. Such extension will take effect from the day following the expiration of the authorization.
The validity of the extended document will be extended for six months after the end of the alarm state.
The validity of the extended document will not be the same for everyone, depending on the case it will be 3 months or 6 months, once the alarm state ends.

That said, we specify the conditions applicable to each type of document and situation of the foreigner in Spanish territory.

What happens if the temporary residence or work authorization and the stay authorization expire during the alarm state?

The temporary residence and / or work authorizations and the stay authorizations for studies, student mobility, non-labor practices or volunteer services provided in the immigration regulations, whose validity expires during the validity of the state of alarm and its successive extensions or it has expired in the ninety calendar days prior to the date it was decreed, they will be automatically extended.

The automatic extension will begin the day after the expiration of the authorization, regardless of whether applications for renewal, extension or modification have been submitted prior to the entry into force of this order, as long as they have not been expressly resolved.

The validity of the extended document will extend for six months from the end of the state of alarm. In the case of foreigner identity cards granted and issued under temporary residence and / or work authorizations and stay authorizations, expired during the state of alarm, or in the ninety calendar days prior to the date on which it was decreed, they will be automatically extended for six months.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the term of the extension or up to ninety calendar days after the end date of its validity. If the latter request is favorable, the beginning of the term corresponding to the new authorization will be carried over to the day after the expiration of the extended authorization.

How does the expiration of the Union citizen’s family card affect me during the state of alarm?

With respect to the family card of a citizen of the European Union, an automatic extension is established during the validity of the state of alarm and the validity of said card expired during the state of alarm or in the ninety calendar days prior to the date, will be of six months from the end of the alarm state.

If I have a foreigner identity card based on a long-term residence, how does the established extension affect me?

The foreigner’s identity card based on a long-term residence, is automatically extended during the validity of the state of alarm and the validity of said card expired during the state of alarm or in the ninety calendar days prior to the date, will be of six months from the end of the alarm state.

What happens if the stay in Spanish territory is up to 90 days and the stay has expired during the alarm state?

In the case of this type of stay, an automatic extension is established, for a period of three months. This validity will be limited to Spanish territory and the extended period will be taken into account for the purposes of calculating the maximum authorized time for future stays.

How are long-term visa holders affected, who are in Spain with a visa issued under a Youth Mobility Agreement or one for study stay of up to one hundred and eighty days, and which has expired during the state alarm?

The validity of long-term visas issued under a Youth Mobility Agreement, as well as study stay visas of up to one hundred and eighty days, the validity of which expires during the validity of the state of alarm, will be automatically extended by a period of three months from the end of the state of alarm, provided that the holder is in Spain and has not been able to return to his country of origin.

If I am the holder of a temporary residence or work authorization and it has expired during the state of alarm while abroad, can I return to Spanish territory?
Holders of a temporary residence or work authorization who are abroad may enter Spain with the presentation of their valid and valid travel document and the expired alien identity card.

If I am the holder of a family card of a citizen of the Union and it has expired during the state of alarm while abroad, can I return to Spanish territory?
Holders of a family card of a citizen of the Union granted on the basis of an extended long-term residence who are abroad may enter Spain with the presentation of their valid and valid travel document and the identity card of expired alien.

If I am the holder of a foreigner identity card based on a long-term residence and it has expired during the state of alarm while abroad, can I return to Spanish territory?
Holders of an alien identity card granted based on an extended long-term residence, who are abroad may enter Spain with the presentation of their valid and valid travel document and the expired alien identity card .

What happens if the long-term visa granted to entrepreneurs has expired during the state of alarm and you are abroad? Can you enter Spanish territory?
Holders of long-term visas issued pursuant to Law 14/2013, of September 27, supporting entrepreneurs and their internationalization, whose validity expires during the validity of the state of alarm and who are abroad may enter in Spain with the presentation of your valid and valid travel document and the expired visa.

If I am the holder of a residence permit and I am abroad, and due to the state of alarm, it has not been possible to return to Spanish territory, what happens if the deadlines for being abroad are exceeded?
For the purposes of considering the continuity of residence accredited, absences from Spanish territory as a consequence of the impossibility of returning to Spain by COVID-19 will not be computed.

IMPORTANT
What happens if the temporary residence, work, study stay, mobility, non-work placement or volunteer authorization expires after the end of the alarm state?
Temporary authorizations that expire after the end of the alarm state must request the corresponding extensions, authorizations or modifications within the usual period of 60 days prior to expiration or 3 months after

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

France

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: Entry restrictions to Shengen countries are lifted. Beginning July 1, the borders will gradually open to third countries

Travelers who are exceptionally allowed to travel to France must complete an international travel certificate / declaration in order to be presented to the airline and authorities at the border post, in order to make trips or transit through French territory. If you stay in France for more than 48 hours, you must undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: Residence and work permits that expire between 03/16 and 05/15, already extended for 90 days from the expiration date, extend for 90 more days (a total of 180 days from the date of expiration). Residence and work permits that expire between 05/16 and 06/15 extend for 180 days from the expiration date. Holders of short-term visas that are about to expire and cannot return to their country of origin can, in justified urgency, have a short-stay visa extension of up to 90 days.

Workers with the nationality of an EU member state (including the United Kingdom) can enter and work in France. To cross the border. The posted worker must have an international travel certificate, which includes a declaration of absence of symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

The issuance of visas of all kinds is suspended until further notice.

Containment / prevention measures: Foreigners from outside the EU and Schengen countries are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine, even if they are asymptomatic. Quarantine is voluntary for travelers from Spain by plane and for travelers from the United Kingdom.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Algeria

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: All international air, sea and land connections have been suspended since March 19, 2020. Commercial air traffic continues to operate.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: The Ministry of Labor suspends the processing of work permits including the renewal of said permits. Visas of foreign citizens who are in the country due to the pandemic and closure of airspace are extended for a period of 30 renewable days.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Germany

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: Since June 15, travel restrictions have been lifted for 31 European countries, including the EU Member States.

As of July 2, foreigners are allowed to enter: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Travelers from China, Japan and Korea; as long as they offer a reciprocal entry permit for German citizens.

The entry of foreign travelers from 3rd countries (non-EU or Schengen) is suspended, German nationals can continue to enter German territory.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: The expiration of residence permits will not be penalized while the emergency situation persists, however, only those who are in possession of a valid permit may leave the territory to return to it.

Holders of expired Schengen visas who are in Germany and cannot return to their home country are allowed to remain in Germany until September 30 without having to obtain a residence permit.

Foreign residents can extend their permits by submitting an extension request (online or by fax) before the validity expires. Services at the Berlin offices of foreigners are ONLY available by appointment. Immigration offices in other cities gradually reopen and only provide emergency and appointment services.

Containment / prevention measures: Mandatory 14-day quarantine for foreigners from 3rd countries seeking to enter Germany. Foreigners traveling from EU countries and from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are not subject to this requirement.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Saudi Arabia

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: All flights in and out of Saudi Arabia are suspended indefinitely. Saudi Consulates and Embassies remain closed to the public until further notice. New applications for residence permits will not be accepted or processed until further notice.

If the holder of a residence permit is outside of Saudi Arabia and therefore cannot renew his permit, he will have an automatic extension of 90 days. Holders of re-entry visit visas, including business visit visas and work visits, may re-enter the country as long as they have not visited any COVID-19 affected country in the previous 14 days.

Containment / prevention measures: 14-day quarantine for any traveler intending to enter Saudi Arabia.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

 

Argentina

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: The expiration of documents automatically extends for 90 days from the expiration date. The residence documents issued by the Immigration Office, expired from March 17, will be automatically extended until July 17. The immigration and immigration offices remain closed until 07/17/2020.

Containment / prevention measures: all Argentine travelers or residents who enter or re-enter the territory will undergo sanitary controls and must comply with the 14-day quarantine. All travelers to Argentina must download an application developed by the Ministry of Health for the rapid check related to the symptoms of COVID-19.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Brazil

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: The entry to all foreigners through any type of border post (land, air, sea), remains suspended until 07/05/2020. Only nationals and legal residents and their families (temporary or permanent) are allowed to enter.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: The processing of previous residence and work permits is suspended in all Brazilian Consulates, only maintaining cases of assistance permits in cases of emergency for reasons of national interest.

Visitors in Brazil who have seen their authorization expire during the state of health emergency will not be penalized. The count will resume at the end of the public health emergency situation.

Containment / prevention measures: the lockdown measure is established, a mandatory home confinement for the entire population, except for activities considered essential.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Chile

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: Entry restrictions for all land, sea and air borders extend until July 1, 2020.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: The residence permits of foreign nationals residing in the country receive an automatic extension regarding the expiration date, being extended until December 31, 2020 (those expired in 2019) and for one year from expiration date (those expiring in 2020). Visas at Chilean Consular offices are temporarily suspended. Chilean authorities continue to receive visa applications only online.

Containment / prevention measures: As of March 24, all passenger entries are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Colombia

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: entry ban for foreign travelers, including Colombian citizens and permanent residents and suspension of international flights until further notice.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: Suspension of visa application procedures in Colombian consular offices abroad and in Colombian Immigration, until further notice. Entry and stay permits with an expiration date between April 1 and August 31, will be automatically extended for one month, once the alarm state ends. Migration Colombia will not impose sanctions on foreigners who are unable to submit a visa or identification card application due to the state of alarm and quarantine.

Containment / prevention measures: 14-day quarantine for travelers (Colombian residents and nationals) who have visited countries at risk in the previous 14 days. Foreign travelers, including Colombians, must provide travel and health information.

 

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Ecuador

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: National and international flights continue to be suspended until further notice. Entry ban for foreign and Ecuadorian travelers through any kind of border post.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: Suspension of all deadlines related to procedures on human mobility, during the health emergency. Suspended periods of absenteeism for temporary or permanent foreign residents who are outside Ecuadorian territory. Extension of deadlines during the health emergency for tourists and foreign residents (permanent and temporary). Consular offices are closed to the public and only provide online services.

Containment / prevention measures: 14-day mandatory quarantine for all foreign or Ecuadorian passengers entering the country.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Australia

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: Australia has suspended entry to the country for any foreigner. They only admit Australian travelers and permanent residents.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: Immigration offices remain operational. Applications can still be submitted online and by mail.

Containment / prevention measures: All passenger entries are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period at designated centers. Australian citizens and permanent residents are prohibited from going abroad due to COVID restrictions19. However, those requiring to leave Australia may apply online for a travel waiver.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

China

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: Entry to China is suspended for all foreign citizens. Chinese airlines reduce international routes to a maximum of 1 flight per week per destination country. Consecutive weeks will be allowed to operate a second weekly flight, with certain exceptions.

Companies in China that require essential foreign workers to carry out urgent economic, commercial, scientific or technological activities; They can request an invitation letter for a category M visa, with a maximum duration of 180 days. If the invitation letter is approved and issued (in limited circumstances), the foreign worker may apply for the category M visa at the corresponding Chinese consulate.

Foreigners in Shanghai whose visas or residence permits have expired during the epidemic control period will have an automatic two-month extension of the visa or residence permit.

All visa exemption programs are suspended until further notice.

Containment / prevention measures: Medical authorities have the discretionary power to request a medical examination from foreigners entering China.

All passengers entering Shanghai must undergo specific tests, before undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine in Shanghai. Quarantine expenses will be borne by the traveler. Likewise, all travelers will undergo rapid tests by COVID-19 before being quarantined. Passengers planning trips must provide personal, health and travel history information before boarding.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

South Korea

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: it will cancel the validity of short-stay visas (within 90 days; excluding the C-4 visa) issued before April 5 and from 00:00 on April 13, it will take Temporary suspension of Visa Waiver Agreement.

As of June 1, the exemption from re-entry permits for long-term visa holders is temporarily suspended and until further notice.

Short-term visa holders (B-1, B-2, C-1, C-3, C-4) who, due to canceled flights, cannot leave South Korea before their visa expires, must apply for an extension of 30 days maximum, at the immigration office.

Cancellation of validity of all short-term visas (within 90 days) issued before April 5.

It does not affect those who are already in Korea with these types of visas.
All those whose visa is canceled will have to reapply.

For Alien Registration Card (ARC) holders who are currently in South Korea as of April 9, and whose current card expiration date is between April 9 and May 31, 2020, it extends the visa automatically for 90 days from the current expiration date.

– * Excludes the type C-4 visa (temporary work) and long-term visas.

Temporary suspension of Visa Exemption Agreement. Starting at 00:00 on April 13 (depending on the departure time), the temporary suspension of the Visa Exemption Agreement will apply.

– In this sense, Spanish citizens who need to travel to Korea for an essential reason have to apply for a visa.

– * Excludes diplomatic or official passport holders, crew members of both aircraft and ships, and ABTC card holders.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: There are more requirements to obtain a visa. All citizens who want to apply for a visa (including those who have had a visa already canceled by these measures) must deliver a medical certificate issued within the last 48 hours. The certificate must show that they have had no symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, chills, headache, muscle pain, pneumonia, etc.).

Containment / prevention measures: MANDATORY QUARANTINE FOR ALL PASSENGERS. All travelers must undergo COVID-19 testing, present a health condition, and complete a declaration form and contact details.

– From April 1, the test will be carried out on travelers from Europe and must be in quarantine for 14 days.

In order to avoid imported cases of COVID-19, a mandatory 14-day quarantine is established for all passengers arriving in Korea after 00:00 on April 1. This measure will be maintained until further notice.

All those who arrive in Korea (both foreigners and Korean citizens) must be quarantined for 14 days. The government will impose heavy sanctions on those who do not comply with the quarantine period.

Foreigners with short stays will be quarantined in a licensed center. However, there are exceptions for travelers for reasons of public or humanitarian good, they will be “actively monitored”.

Those who stay in a qualified center (both foreigners and Korean citizens) must pay for their stays.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

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India

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: international and local flights are suspended until 07/15/2020.

Containment / Prevention Measures: Upon arrival all travelers must provide information statement, medical review and possible 14-day quarantine period.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: Visa application centers and electronic visa applications are suspended until further notice. E-visas issued to nationals of France, Germany or Spain before March 11, 2020 are suspended. The visas of all foreign citizens who are already in India are still valid.

The regular visas, electronic visas or residence permits of foreign citizens whose visas have expired or expire between February 1 and the date of withdrawal of the

suspension of international passenger services (07/15/2020), extend for a period of up to 30 days from 07/15/2020.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

New Zealand

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: Suspension of entry for all foreign travelers not resident in New Zealand. As of June 18, a new category of “essential worker” has been included that can enter New Zealand. It must be justified as specialized technical work. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: visas that expire before 04/01 must apply for an online visa if they stay in NZ. Visas that expire between 04/01 and 07/09 will be automatically extended until 09/25. Holders of work visas who cannot enter or return to New Zealand, their visa will remain valid until travel restrictions are lifted. Visa exemption travel for tourism or business is suspended.

Containment / Prevention Measures: 14-day quarantine for any traveler intending to enter New Zealand and then must undergo a COVID-19 diagnostic test.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Japan

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: The entry of travelers from any country that has visited in the previous 14 days some of the countries at risk remains suspended until further notice. The issuance of visas is suspended.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: the visa exemption is suspended until the end of July. Visas issued before April 2, 2020 are canceled.

Containment / Prevention Measures: 14-day quarantine for any traveler intending to enter Japan is maintained until further notice. They are subject to a PCR test upon entry and must refrain from using transportation.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Kuwait

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: The resumption of international commercial flights has been approved, starting on August 1, with a gradual increase in the number of passengers and flights per day.

Immigration offices are closed until further notice. Temporary residents whose status expires between March 1 and May 31 will have an automatic 90-day extension from the expiration date. The issuance of visas and work permits is temporarily suspended and until further notice.

Containment / prevention measures: 14-day quarantine for any traveler from countries at risk and seeking to enter Kuwait. Suspension in the issuance of visas and work permits.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Kazakhstan

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: The entry of foreign travelers from any country is suspended until further notice, except for diplomats and permanent residents.

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: the visa exemption regime suspended (promoted by Kazakhstan and not bilateral) until 11/01/2020. Travelers who plan to travel during this time must apply for a visa. Foreign citizens in Kazakhstan will not be penalized for exceeding the periods of stay and can extend the period of stay in the country until July 10 without penalty. B2 business visas can be extended for up to 30 days, provided the extension is requested within 5 days prior to the expiration date.

Containment / prevention measures: In addition to the usual visa requirements, a medical certificate issued within the previous 48 hours confirming the negative of COVID-19 is added.

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

Russia

Travel and Ticket Restrictions: The suspension of the entry ban for foreigners extends indefinitely, with the suspension of international flights and the closing of borders. Only highly qualified specialist employees (HQS) approved by the respective Ministry and by the Federal Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia are allowed entry. Must present a work permit and visa invitation letter for Highly Qualified Specialists (HQS), an employment or service contract and you will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine

Visas, Authorizations and Residence Permits: the issuance of visas, including the issuance of an electronic visa, has been suspended; except for diplomats, officials, transport crews and those traveling with their families provided they are Russian citizens.

Migration documents such as: all types of visas, migration card, temporary residence permit (TRP), permanent residence permit (PRP), confirmation of refugee status, status of displaced persons and participants in the state program for relocation of compatriots living abroad; which expire between March 15 and September 15 extend for 184 days from the expiration date.

The Ministry of the Interior will accept extension requests for: work permits,

visas and visa-free stays for up to 90 days, even if they have already expired.

Foreign citizens with visas that expired after March 18, or who entered Russia without a visa, must apply for the 90-day extension at the local police office in Moscow.

Companies in Russia that own or use foreign equipment can request a letter of invitation for foreign specialists to enter the country on a “technical assistance” visa. Companies in Russia that have issued an invitation letter to foreigners to provide services under a “technical assistance” visa can, if necessary, submit an application for a work permit (specialist or highly qualified standard) for specialist foreigners.

Containment / prevention measures: Citizens of all countries entering Russia are subject to house quarantine for 14 days. Since 09/06/2020 the quarantine period in Moscow has been lifted.

 

* This information alert may undergo changes and alterations that are unpredictable in a world health crisis scenario such as the current one, the restrictions established by the countries / regions may be tightened or relaxed at any time in order to prevent the spread of the virus (taking into account tells that the situation is dynamic with constant changes). In case of need of displacement we recommend the confirmation of the measures in force before the official authorities of each country.

** Any traveler from areas affected by the COVID-19 outbreak may be exposed to additional health checks, medical check-ups, quarantine periods, or entry bans.

If the health emergency of COVID-19 makes your company’s work activity unfeasible, you can file an ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File) due to Force Majeure or for economic, technical or production reasons. You know how to do it? Our team can advise you. I want more information…