Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry to U.S. from Brazil, Iran, or China
On May 24, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation restricting travel to the US by individuals who have been to Brazil, Iran, or China within the previous 14 days. The travel restriction takes effect at 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on May 26, 2020 (NOTE: effective date amended to an early date from initial Proclamation).
The travel restriction does not apply to:
§ U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States (green card holders);
§ Spouses of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents;
§ Parents/Legal Guardians of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, so long as the U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;
§ Siblings of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, so long as both are under the age of 21;
§ Child, foster child, or ward of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents or prospective adoptee;
§ Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and spouses and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
§ Individuals traveling at the invitation of the U.S. Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;
§ Certain individuals entering the U.S. for government business, law enforcement objectives, or in the national interest;
§ Individuals whose entry would not pose a significant risk of introducing, transmitting, or spreading the virus, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the CDC Director or his designee.
§ Nonimmigrant crewmembers in C-1 or D status
§ Foreign government officials or their family members in certain A, C, G or NATO statuses
Please see the Proclamation for details. This action adds Brazil to the existing list of countries with travel restrictions: the U.K., Ireland, the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Iran, and countries in the Schengen region (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland).