Presidential Proclamation 10052, which suspended entry of certain non-immigrants expired March 31, 2021. Now, many non-immigrants will be able to seek entry to the United States. The non-immigrant and previously revoked immigrant entry bans separated thousands of families, impeded the ability for businesses to hire and retain employees, and disrupted the U.S. economy.
The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to impact post operations and with many health-related bans still in place, will likely continue to impact posts’ ability to process cases at pre-COVID-19 levels. It should be noted:
• It may still be difficult for certain foreign nationals to travel to the U.S. because of other COVID-19 measures, including regional travel bans and reduced consular services.
• Foreign nationals are still banned from entering the US if they have been physically present in Brazil, China, Iran, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the Schengen Area in the 14 days before attempting to enter the U.S. There is no set expiration date.
• Some consulates remain closed to all but emergency appointments or are offering reduced services.
• Anyone traveling to the U.S must provide documentation of a negative viral COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel or evidence of recovery from a recent COVID-19 infection.