Welcome back to the Immigration Lawyer Blog, where we discuss all things immigration. In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick discusses the Biden administration’s recent plan to rescind the COVID-19 travel bans by November of this year.
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Since January 2020, at least 6 different travel bans have been enacted by Presidential Proclamation to prevent the rapid spread of Coronavirus infections in the United States. These travel bans have temporarily suspended the entry of immigrants and nonimmigrants, who have been physically present within the Schengen Area, Brazil, China, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and Iran, during the 14-day period prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States.
The COVID-19 travel bans
- China Visa Ban – Proclamation 9984 issued January 21, 2020 – No termination date
- Iran Visa Ban –Proclamation 9992 issued February 29, 2020 –No termination date
- European Schengen Area Visa Ban—Proclamation 9993 issued March 11, 2020—No termination date
- Applies to immigrants and nonimmigrants from 26 European countries including: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland
- Ireland and UK Visa Ban –Proclamation 9996 issued March 14, 2020 –No termination date
- South Africa Visa Ban—Proclamation 10143 issued January 25, 2021
- India Visa Ban –Proclamation 10199 issued April 30, 2021—No termination date
- Brazil Visa Ban—Proclamation 10041 issued May 25, 2020 –No termination date
For a complete list and description of the travel bans please click here.