As international borders begin to reopen, and airlines resume flights post-COVID19 lockdown, travelers plan their summer travel. Although this will have a slow start, the loosening of stay-at-home orders ensures that airlines, airports, and the Transport Security Administration (TSA) have made ample adjustments to their systems and procedures to accommodate the social distancing norms while traveling.
Pandemic: Available until March 23, 2021, USCIS has offered to provide interpreters to speakers of 47 foreign languages who come in for affirmative asylum interviews. These will be free of cost and available via telephone. This new temporary rule has been established to prevent the coronavirus spread among applicants, attorneys, interpreters, and USCIS employees as fewer people will have to attend asylum interviews in person.
High-Speed Forward Movement Anticipated For EB-India Till January 2021. The first visa bulletin of the fiscal year 2021 comes with India’s great news under the employment-based visa categories. Based on various calculations, the State Department has provided projections for many immigrant visa (green cards) availability and a rapid forward movement in priority dates for applicants from India and China. Most other countries are expected to remain current.
The US Customs and Border Protection has partnered with TSA(Transportation Security Administration) to utilize international traveler’s photographs as a measure to tighten security at airports. From check-in to departure, biometrics instead of the traveler’s boarding pass or ID will be used for an end-to-end process. Biometric screening systems are replacing boarding passes in US airports; travel will get seamless and paperless very soon.
When you plan to travel during or after the coronavirus pandemic, you can be covered with travel medical insurance or trip insurance. If you consider purchasing a travel medical insurance plan, take a look, and understand distinct provider’s procedures and corresponding plans. They better guide you about what you should need medical or travel assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.