CORONAVIRUS: Travel and Immigration Disruption

Originally Posted: February 12, 2020 | Updated: October 27, 2020 at 3:15 pm EDT

Updates for 27 October 2020: Bahamas, Cuba, Estonia, India, Italy, Norway, Philippines, United Arab Emirates

Numerous countries have implemented restrictions on entry and exit, visa and work permit issuance, closed ports, tightened quarantine rules and taken other measures in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions will almost assuredly impact your international business travel and assignment plans.

Government responses, entry regulations, and quarantine rules may change at any time during this dynamic situation so please return to this page for more information. If your destination is not listed in our guide and you have traveled to a country or region affected by coronavirus within the past 14 days you should expect additional questions upon entry, a medical evaluation, and may be denied entry.

For details on COVID-19-related travel restrictions for all countries, download our latest information guide.

Updated frequently as new information is released.

Disclaimer: We are collecting here some information about some immigration-related restrictions imposed by some countries in response to this situation. The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice.

Webinars | COVID-19 and Mobility: Global Travel and Immigration Impacts

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Forget Everything You Knew: An Examination of Today's Global Entry Landscape for Business Travel

CIBTvisas and Newland Chase are proud to be leading an educational session during Mobility Week in GBTA’s 10-week Collaboratory webinar series.

2020 has brought unimaginable challenges to travel programs as the COVID-19 pandemic has closed borders, stranded international travelers, and halted the integral movement of talent throughout the world. Even well-organized programs remain in “survive-and-react” mode; only recently have teams been able to begin long-term planning for the new landscape of global travel. While global businesses will continue to see significant changes in the ways international travelers interact, move, and immigrate, we can now see certain trends and new practices more clearly emerge. Travel and HR professionals will gain an in-depth understanding of the current issues as they prepare travelers for border entry processes – including health certificates, additional travel documentation requirements, quarantine restrictions, and COVID-specific apps. During this session, you will learn about critical strategies to navigate areas of immediate impact and concern when employees travel internationally.

Speakers: Aaron Ansell, Director Business Development at CIBTvisas Jason Rogers, VP and Sr. Global Immigration Counsel at Newland Chase James Pianello, Global Travel Manager at GM

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