Immigration news updates for APAC and EMEA region
South Korea: Entry requirements
The South Korean government has tightened its COVID-19 entry and testing requirements with effect from July 25, 2022.
Travelers must have proof, in English, of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure or an antigen test taken within 24 hours before departure and complete the Health Questionnaire and Travel Record Declaration prior to arrival.
From July 25, travelers must also take a PCR test within one day after entering the country:
- Short-term visitors can take the PCR test at the COVID-19 Testing Center at Incheon International Airport or at a medical clinic at their own expense.
- Long-term visitors must take the PCR test at a public health center. A list of testing centers is available here.
- Any individual testing positive for COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for seven days and take additional COVID-19 tests.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from Asian News Network.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Jane Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager (APAC).
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Ireland: Suspension of visa-free entry for refugees
The Irish government announced temporary suspension of visa-free entry for refugees traveling from safe European countries for 12 months. Refugees holding convention travel documents will need to apply for a visa to travel to Ireland for less than 90 days. Visa-free travel remains available to Ukrainian nationals.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Government of Ireland.
Sweden: D-Visa for foreigners awaiting work permit extension
Foreigners who are required to leave the country for business purposes while waiting for their work permit extension approval may apply for the D visa to allow them to return to Sweden. It is available to visa nationals and holders of the national work and residence permit. Dependents, students and other residence permit holders are not eligible to apply.
No source available at the time of writing.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Roberta Carnaccini, Global Operations Director, Immigration.
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