State of emergency extended until October 31, 2020. Compulsory social immobilization (curfew) of all people nationwide will run from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Republic World.
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.
Student and dependent residence status holders are now incrementally permitted to enter Japan. This includes cross-border business travelers from all countries and regions. Residence will need to be hosted by a company that can assure quarantine measures are followed.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan.
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced a further extension of the flight ban until October 31, 2020. There will be some exceptions where individual country agreements are in place.
India has signed bilateral air travel agreements with Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, the Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States to allow limited international flights under air transport bubbles.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Ministry of Home of Affairs.
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), the Immigration Bureau and the Thai Government have further reviewed the measures in place due to Covid-19.
The State of Emergency and “Visa Amnesty” will be extended until October 31, 2020. All foreign nationals currently residing in Thailand must follow the instructions below.
- Short-term visas (TR, TS, VOA) and visa exemptions expired since March 26, 2020, will be automatically extended until October 31, 2020. Holders will not be fined THB 500 per day during this period. However, they must prepare to leave the Kingdom before October 31, 2020, except:
- In cases of illness – they must provide a medical certificate and contact the local immigration office to obtain a one-month temporary visa extension.
- In cases of other obstacles, for example, no available flights or Thailand experiencing a further outbreak of the virus. The individual must contact their national Embassy/Consulate to issue a letter of confirmation and request a temporary stay. This letter should then be presented to the local immigration office to obtain a one-month temporary visa extension.
- Long-term visas expired since March 26, 2020, are exempt from the THB 500 per day fine until October 31, 2020. Holders must apply for a visa extension at the earliest opportunity. Applications must be submitted to a local immigration office before October 31, 2020.
- Foreign nationals due for 90-day reporting since March 26, 2020, must complete their report notification between October 1 and October 31, 2020, at the local immigration office.
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).
- Negative Covid-19 tests (no older than 72 hours) must be presented by all travelers arriving at the three main airports (King Shaka in Durban, OR Tambo in Johannesburg and Cape Town International) from the time of departure and hold travel insurance. Without a valid negative test result, the individual will be placed in mandatory quarantine at their own cost.
- Travelers will be required to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app and undergo a screening process.
- Foreign nationals from the following countries are banned from entry: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Suriname, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.
- Travel from all African countries is allowed.
- All foreign nationals currently in South Africa on an expired visa due to lockdown measures or holding a visa due to expire will be granted an automatic extension up until January 31, 2020.
This summary was prepared using information obtain from the Department of Home Affairs.
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 Laxmi Vikraman, Regional Immigration Manager (EMEA).
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