Americas

United States of America — Airport options for those that are permitted to travel to the United States Expanded

Europe

European Union and the United Kingdom — Brexit – Reminder on the requirements for EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals at EU Countries


United States of America – Since September 14th, flying in travelers that are either exempt or have received an exception to the COVID-19 public health bans to the U.S. traveling from restricted territories may fly into any U.S. international airport.

Travelers by air that are either exempt or have received an exception to the COVID-19 public health bans to the U.S. traveling from Brazil, China, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, and the United Kingdom, may fly into any U.S. international airport, per the latest official update received from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security. Before September 14th, these travelers were limited to entry through one of the 15 designated U.S. airports.

It is important to note that COVID-19 travel restrictions to the U.S. remain in place for those who have been physically present in any of the above countries within 14 days of their attempted entry to the United States.

This update is simply expanding airport options for those that are permitted to travel to the United States in spite of the ban.

European Union and the United Kingdom — Reminder on the requirements for EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals at EU Countries

With the end of the transition period around the corner and the news on the discussions of a proposed law on customs and borders taking place in the UK Parliament, we want to remind UK in the EU and EU nationals in the UK about the following:

European Union – All UK nationals residing in a European Union country should complete any requisite national registration requirements to demonstrate their legal stay before the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31, 2020. Failure to complete such registration could impact work and residence rights for these UK nationals in the European Union after the end of the Brexit transition period. Registration is voluntary in some EU countries and mandatory in others.

United Kingdom– On the other hand, EU nationals who are living in the UK before the end of the transition period on 31 December, 2020 and intend to remain in the UK, must apply for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme. In the case of the UK, the deadline to apply for the settlement scheme is on the 30 June, 2021.

For more information on MSI’s Immigration Services please contact us at msi.immigration@msiimmigration.com

Information for this update has been provided by our global network of immigration partners. Given the nature of and speed at which online communications are developed, we will make every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information provided. However, materials contained in this alert are subject to change at any time without any notice.