Gherson is a London law firm specialising in UK immigration, nationality, extradition and Human Rights law.
As the UK immigration world is continuously evolving, with new immigration routes, new guidance and new rules being implemented regularly by the Home Office, it is essential to keep up-to-date with the latest immigration news and announcements. We aim to report on the majority of these changes via our blogs. We also often post overviews of the various immigration routes and discuss requirements within the different visa categories.
So what have we been talking about this week?
Further Requirements for Mandatory COVID-19 Testing After Arrival in UK
From Monday 15 February 2021, further COVID-19 testing requirements will be imposed on those arriving in the UK. In addition to the negative COVID-19 test which must be provided before boarding, travellers will now also be required to take additional tests on the second and eighth days of quarantine/self-isolation. Travellers must book the follow-up tests before embarking on their journey. In addition, British nationals, Irish nationals and those with residence rights in the UK who are travelling from countries on the red list, will be required to stay in quarantine hotels (also live from Monday 15 February 2021).
Read more about the new restrictions here: https://www.gherson.com/blog/mandatory-covid-19-testing-after-arrival-uk, posted 9 February 2021.
US Travel Restrictions on UK, EU, Brazil and South African Travellers
Amid growing concerns that variants of the COVID-19 virus are continuing the spread of the pandemic, the US have imposed travel restrictions on non-US citizens entering the US. These restrictions will apply to those who are travelling from or who have been physically present in UK, Brazil, Ireland, China, Iran, South Africa or the Schengen area. These restrictions marked a U-turn in US policy. Previously, former President Donald Trump had announced that travel restrictions would be loosened, whereas new President Joe Biden announced on 25 January 2021 that restrictions would be reinstated.
For more details regarding the restrictions, see the full blog here: https://www.gherson.com/blog/us-travel-restrictions-uk-eu-brazil-and-south-african-travellers, posted, 10 February 2021.
Gherson has extensive experience in all aspects of UK immigration law. If you have any queries relating to the blogs published, or are interested in talking to us about your specific circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice.
The information in these blogs is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in these blogs. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.