Immigration weekly update: October 06, 2022

Immigration news updates for Finland, Italy and more

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Finland: Tourist and transit suspension for Russian nationals

The Finnish government has decided to suspend tourist and transit travel for Russian citizens. The invasion of Ukraine and the deployment of the Russian troops were mentioned by the Finnish officials as justifications for the travel restrictions. Russian nationals with valid residency permits in Finland, as well as those going there for humanitarian or national security missions, will be allowed to enter the country.

This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Government of Finland.

Italy: Deadline of status changing

The deadline for foreign nationals to change their Residence Permit into a Work Permit has been extended. Foreign nationals who hold a Residence Permits have until December 31, 2022 to submit their applications.

This extension also applies to non-EU citizens participating in training projects overseas. Employers have until December 31, to submit requests for their employee’s work-related residence permits.

No source available at the time of writing.

United Arab Emirates: Eased entry requirements

The Emirati government has eased the Covid regulations and entry requirements for Abu Dhabi. Since September 28, those who are fully vaccinated must take a PCR test once every 30 days to keep their green status in the Al Hosn app ‘’Green pass’’ system. Individuals who haven’t received their full Covid-19 vaccination must take a PCR test once every seven days. Those who do not maintain ‘’green status’’ will not be allowed to enter public places while in Abu Dhabi.

This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Government of UAE.

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).

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