Global Alerts

COVID-19 – Latest Travel and Immigration Disruption

This is the latest information we have on travel restrictions, immigration restrictions and immigration concessions around the world.


  • Residence documents issued by the Immigration Office expiring from March 17th onwards are now automatically extended for 90 days (previously 60 days). Foreign nationals in this situation will not be penalized and existing interviews will be rescheduled.


  • The closure of all land, sea and air borders is extended until May 20th


  • The French government has stated that its 14-day quarantine will apply to travelers arriving from Spain as a reciprocal measure after Spain applied a 14-day quarantine period on all travelers.
  • Travelers entering France may be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. Those entering from the EU Schengen zone and the UK are exempt for the time being. Cross-border workers are also, therefore, exempt.
  • The period of validity of the following permits that expire between 16 May and 15 June is extended by 180 days from their expiry date: long-stay visas, residence permits, provisional residence permits (authorisation provisoire de séjour) and receipts for applications for residence permits (récépissé).


  • From May 16 to 28 May, the Indian government will operate a second round of repatriation flights (Vande Bharat – II) for Indian nationals stranded in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Singapore and Australia. Repatriated passengers will be quarantined on arrival depending on their circumstances, and may have difficulty returning to their home state if their flight lands in a different state.


  • The suspension of entry for all foreign nationals is extended until May 30th. Exemptions exist for citizens or residents of Israel and those who have received extraordinary permission from the Population and Immigration Authority.
  • An automatic extension up to June 30th will be granted to all foreign nationals holding a B-1 work visa or an A1, A2, A3, A4 or A5 visa which expires between March 12th and June 30th   Individuals visiting Israel on a B2 visitor visa should depart before the original expiration date.


  • Suspension of entry is extended until June 15th for all except Swedish citizens, EU nationals, and Swedish residence permit (including long term residence permit holders and work permit holders) and their dependent family members as long as they are returning home. Therefore, it is recommended that holders of newly issued work permits delay their travel until after June 16th.
  • The Swedish Migration Agency will not accept work permit applications with start dates during the travel ban.

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