The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries, including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. Under current rules, travel to the US is still banned from 33 countries, including all of the EU, China, Brazil and India. READ MORE
The UK government removed 47 countries and territories from England’s red list for travel restrictions, and recognized proof of vaccination from 37 additional countries, easing entry rules for passengers. The governments of Scotland and Wales have confirmed similar measures. READ MORE
15 July 2020 – The US government has rescinded its 6 July immigration rule that would effectively have barred international students from entering or remaining in the US if their program of study transitioned to online delivery.
The education sector in the US – along with state governments and other stakeholders – banded together to launch a number of legal actions and it was during one of these lawsuits, launched by Harvard University and MIT, that the repeal of the directive was announced. Close to 200 universities supported MIT and Harvard in their lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security. READ MORE
A new US immigration rule will prevent foreign students from entering the United States if their planned program of study transitions to online delivery for the fall 2020 semester. Similarly, students already in the country may be required to depart if their programs move to online instruction.
On 6 July, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a rule change setting out “temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester.” READ MORE