A travel restriction has been placed on foreign nationals who

have stayed in the following countries/regions in the past 14


  • Asia: Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand,

    Korea, Taiwan, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Philippines,

    Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Maldives

  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  • North America: Canada, United


  • Latin America: Antigua and Barbuda,

    Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Chile, Dominica,

    Dominican Republic, Panama, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Peru,

    Bolivia, Honduras, Mexico

  • Europe: Iceland, Ireland, Azerbaijan,

    Albania, Armenia, Andorra, Italy, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Estonia,

    Austria, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Northern Macedonia, Cyprus,

    Greece, Croatia, Kosovo, San Marino, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain,

    Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany,

    Norway, Vatican, Hungary, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Belarus,

    Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Monaco,

    Moldova, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Romania,

    Luxembourg, Russia

  • Middle East: United Arab Emirates,

    Israel, Iran, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,


  • Africa: Egypt, Cabo Verde, Gabon,

    Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo,

    São Tomé and Príncipe, Djibouti, Equatorial

    Guinea, Mauritius, Morocco

Work permit applications have also been suspended until further

notice for those that have a travel history to the highly impacted

areas. It is possible to continue to submit applications but they

will be placed in queue for processing, once that is


Those who may be affected are encouraged to contact an

immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

Originally published by Fakhoury, on June 2020

The content of this article is intended to provide a general

guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought

about your specific circumstances.

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