EMS BlogGlobal Immigration Updates and Mobility Summary
The White House announced that it will remove certain restrictions related to the entry of international travelers who are vaccinated against Covid-19, beginning in November. This removal of restrictions includes travelers from the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that starting October 1, 2021, individuals applying for U.S. lawful permanent residence (a green card) must now obtain a Covid vaccine, if eligible, as part of the medical examination requirement.
Argentina Government has published DNU 494/2021 and Official Provision 793/2021 extending local restrictive measures, border restrictions and Entry/Exit requirements until October 1:
Flights: Continues the suspension of flights FROM/TO United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Africa, and flights from Brazil, Chile and India.
Extension of validity for National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) for Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and India
The State Department has modified the validity of its national interest exceptions (NIEs) to a 12-month, multiple-entry validity, effective immediately.
On May 26, 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 145-FZ “On the Amendment of Article 25-6 of the Federal Law, On the Procedure for Leaving the Russian Federation and Entering the Federation From Russia”.
President Biden administration to offer Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans present in the US.
According to the White House, starting March 8, the US will offer temporary legal protection to an estimated 320,000 Venezuelans who came to the US after fleeing their country because of the economic and political situation.
Monday evening President Donald Trump said that the travel restrictions, which applied to travelers trying to come to the United States after spending time in the Schengen area or Brazil, would no longer be needed on Jan. 26, the date on which those passengers will be required to present proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding a flight.
On January 12, 2021, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States starting January 26, 2021.
The Department of Homeland Security is proposing a new regulation to expand the biometric requisite to more immigration processes and give the administration more flexibility to deal with the increase in needs.