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Is this a good time to apply for US visas? No. We are in the middle of a world wide pandemic with severe travel restrictions and most embassies & consulates are either closed or working with significantly reduced capacity. This is actually a terrible time to apply for a visa and you should only consider this if you have an urgent travel need. See https:/...


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It has been announced that you can travel from Australia to New Zealand without having to quarantine from April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm.


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Uhm, actually depending on the country, now as Chris mentioned, Middle East and Maghreb region are very different culturally. If you really meant Maghreb (which is the western area of north Africa, notably Morocco and Tunisia) then you have nothing to worry about, you can wear absolutely anything you want. If you meant Middle East, then it really depends on ...


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One easy way to figure out the true state of lockdowns is to look at mobility ratings. People stop traveling around when restrictions are high and go back to normal lives when restrictions are low. Using data from Google Mobility we can calculate the mobility rating of European, North African and Middle Eastern countries, on a 7-day rolling average. We'll ...


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If your itinerary transits through the UK, or through the Middle East, or both, the cited document indicates the greater restrictions apply to you. The identity of the air carrier(s) has no relevance.


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https://reopen.europa.eu/en lists covid related restrictions such as quarantines and closed hotels/restaurants for each EU country, you can look at it to decide which location fits best your needs. The restrictions change quite often, e.g. see Third Covid wave hits Europe: Lockdowns imposed (2021-03-22). Also some restrictions are specific to some regions of ...


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Speaking particularly for restrictions in India - any restrictions in place applicable to people arriving from UK would be applicable to you even if UK is a transit stop in your case. What you might additionally want to consider are how the state restrictions differ in India. For example for people arriving from UK I believe Delhi currently has no mandatory ...


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The current list of US travel restrictions related to COVID-19 can be found here. By the "14 day quarantine rule" I assume you are talking about the Presidential Proclamations that require most people who are present in certain affected countries to spend 14 days in some third country before being allowed to enter the US. As mentioned in the linked ...


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I know that Slovenia at least allows this. https://www.slovenia.info/en/plan-your-trip/all-you-need-to-know-for-a-healthy-and-safe-vacation-in-slovenia


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US doesn't have exit controls on their borders, so it's not a problem leaving the US even if you're out of status in America. The best course of action for most folks in such a scenario is to file a I-539 change of status before their status expires to transition from H1-B into B1/B2 visitor status. Another potential issue is if you transit through a third ...


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As a rule of thumb, if you're legally resident in a country, you can apply for the visa there. So you can apply in Dubai/UAE. Since the B1/B2 visa is a a "non-immigrant" visa, it cannot be renewed or extended, you need to apply for a new one. To apply, you need to have a specific tourism or business reason. So I would not recommended applying ...


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