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?
COVID-19 testing for entry to England delayed: LATEST
Since 4am on Monday 18 January 2021, all passengers entering England must provide proof of a negative Coronavirus test result. This new measure also applies to British citizens and those who do not abide by this new rule may receive a fine of up to £500.
To read more about the requirements to be satisfied, please see the full blog here: https://www.gherson.com/blog/covid-19-testing-entry-england-delayed-latest, posted 18 January 2021.
Sino-British Relations: China’s new ambassador
This year, Zheng Zeguang will become China’s new ambassador to the UK, replacing Liu Xiaoming. It is hoped this appointment will provide for a new relationship between China and the UK.
Read the full blog here: https://www.gherson.com/blog/sino-british-relations-chinas-new-ambassador posted, 18 January 2021.
Visitors from South America banned and travel corridors closed amid Coronavirus fears
With effect from 4am on Friday 15 January 2021, entry to the UK has been banned for passengers who have been in or traveled through South (and Central) America, Portugal (including Medeira and the Azores), Panama or Cape Verde. This drastic measure was taken in the hope of preventing the spread of a new strain of COVID-19 in the UK.
For more details, please review the full blog here: https://www.gherson.com/blog/visitors-south-america-banned-amid-coronavirus-fears, posted on 19 January 2021.
Brexit and the Implications on Security in the UK
As a result of Brexit, the UK forfeited its membership of the SIS2 security database which is the most widely used security system across the EU. The SIS2 system provides real-time alerts to police and border guards on criminal suspects, terrorists, traffickers and missing persons. Access to the system was automatically stopped on 1 January 2021 and as a result, the British police and crime agencies were forced to delete around 40,000 alerts for known criminals.
See our blog, posted on 19 January 2021, for further information: https://www.gherson.com/blog/brexit-and-implications-security-uk.
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.
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