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TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS POLICY UPDATES

(Updated: May 26, 2020)

Policy updates related to restrictions on traveling to the United States (U.S.) and to other countries due to coronavirus.

U.S. Department of State (DOS) Travel Advisories

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories

 


U.S. Department of State Land Border Crossings Restrictions

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Advisories

Travelers Prohibited from Entry CDC Page

 


CDC Travel Health Notices

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Flight Arrival Restrictions

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

  • CBP and TSA issued a “Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the People’s Republic of China or the Islamic Republic of Iran”. The 11 airports include JFK, ORD, SFO, SEA, HNL, LAX, ATL, IAD, EWR, DFW, and DTW.
  • Additional Restrictions Notification. 03/04/2020
  • Original Notification. 02/07/2020

U.S. Embassies and Consulates Visa Services in Affected Countries

U.S. Embassies and Consulates Information Page

U.S. Presidential Proclamation on Expanded Coronavirus Travel Ban

Presidential Proclamations

  • APRIL 22, 2020: PROCLAMATION SUSPENDING ENTRY OF IMMIGRANTS WHO PRESENT RISK TO THE U.S. LABOR MARKET...DURING...COVID-19 
    • On April 22, the U.S. administration issued a proclamation suspending entry of immigrants presenting risk to the U.S. labor market during COVID-19.  The proclamation only affects persons outside the U.S on the effective date (Thursday, April 23 at 11:59 PM ET) who do not have a valid immigrant visa and does not have any other valid travel document, such as advance parole as of the effective date.The proclamation does NOT restrict persons with nonimmigrant visas such as international students and scholars on F-1, H-1B or J-1 status from traveling to the U.S. nor does it restrict persons already inside the U.S. from applying for Adjustment of Status.However, suspension of routine visa services [travel.state.gov] at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world remain in place until further notice.
  • MARCH 11, 2020: SUSPENSION OF ENTRY TO AVOID TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS 
    • U.S. Presidential Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus was updated. The proclamation expands suspension of entry into the United States by all non-US citizens, who were physically present in China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau), Iran and additionally the Schengen Area (the Schengen Area comprises 26 European states) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the U.S. This does not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents effective 02/28/2020.

 

University of California (UC) President Directives on Travel