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US Officials Finalize Passenger Travel Restrictions in Response to COVID-19

Effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, March 20, 2020 the United States limited non-essential travel across its northern and southern borders through April 20, 2020. The decision comes following negotiations with Canada and Mexico in response to the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The restrictions target passengers, not cargo.  Administration officials continue … Continue Reading

Coronavirus and Trade – US and EU Travel Bans

On March 11, 2020, President Trump announced via a nationally televised address that effective from 11:59 p.m. EDT, March 13, 2020, he would suspend or limit travel into the US from foreign nationals who have recently been in certain European countries in an effort to curtail the person-to-person transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the … Continue Reading

EU Publishes Regulation Concerning Restrictive Measures in Nicaragua

On October 14, 2019, the EU published a regulation concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Nicaragua. The EU sanctions target persons and entities responsible for human rights violations or abuses, the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Nicaragua, as well as persons and entities whose actions, policies or activities otherwise undermine democracy and the rule of … Continue Reading

EU Prolongs and Simultaneously Amends Its Sanctions in Relation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of the EU has decided to extend the EU restrictive measures concerning the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the asset freezes, until 31 March 2019 (Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/459). In addition, the EU has decided to lift a travel ban on persons who were involved in violent incidents in Mostar on 10 February 1997 (Council Decision (CFSP) … Continue Reading

EU Renews Sanctions on Burundi

On 23 September, the European Council extended EU sanctions against Burundi until 31 October 2018. The restrictive measures include a travel ban and asset freeze on four persons whose activities were judged to be undermining democracy and stifling attempts to reach a political solution to the situation in Burundi. The official Council press release is available here.… Continue Reading

UN Adopts New Sanctions Against North Korean Offcials and Entities

On 2 June 2017, the UN Security Council adopted new sanctions targeting 18 North Korean officials and entities as a result of North Korea’s recent ballistic missile tests. Under these sanctions, entities and people are subject to an asset freeze and travel ban in all UN countries. The EU’s implementing measures are Commission Regulation 2017/970, which amends Council Regulation 329/2007 … Continue Reading

EU Adds 10 People to Its Sanctions Against Syria

The EU Council has renewed the EU sanctions against Burundi until 31 October 2017. The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes against four people whose activities are deemed to be undermining democracy or obstructing the search for a political solution to the crisis in Burundi. The EU Council’s press release stated that the absence of progress in the situation … Continue Reading

The EU Reviewed its Current Sanctions Against Zimbabwe

Following the annual review of the EU’s sanctions against Zimbabwe, restrictive measures against 78 individuals and eight entities for whom sanctions had previously been suspended, have now been lifted. The EU Council renewed the remaining sanctions for an additional year; these will now remain in place until 20 February 2017. The measures include an asset freeze and travel ban … Continue Reading
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