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On Monday, August 30th, the European Union (EU) removed the United States from the designated list of “safe” arriving countries. The next day, on August 31st, Italy implemented travel restrictions for those arriving from the U.S. Over the past week, several other EU countries have followed suit and established additional restrictions for U.S. travelers. […]

After the European Union (EU) removed the United States from the designated list of “safe” arriving countries on Monday, August 30th, Italy took the lead on Tuesday, August 31st, and established new travel restrictions for those arriving from the U.S.  Any traveler who has been in the U.S. two weeks before arrival into Italy must present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival and […]

Foster first reported in March of 2020 that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was providing flexibility to employers in completing the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 by allowing documents presented by employees in connection with the Form I-9 process to be examined remotely (e.g., via video link, fax, e-mail, etc.), rather than in the employee’s physical presence. This flexibility was permitted under certain circumstances for employers taking physical proximity precautions due to COVID-19.  This policy has […]

Effective October 1, 2021, applicants for permanent residence (“green card”) must be vaccinated against COVID-19, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has classified as a “Class A inadmissible condition.” The CDC explained that the COVID-19 vaccination meets the criteria for required vaccinations and is a requirement for applicants eligible for the […]