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UPDATED: Travel from Most of Europe Suspended UPDATED: Travel from Most of Europe Suspended

UPDATED: Travel from Most of Europe Suspended

In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, President Trump issued a new Presidential Proclamation suspending entry to the U.S. for foreign nationals who have been physically present in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States. These countries, known as the Schengen Area, include: 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. The United Kingdom and Ireland are not included in the travel suspension.

Similar to the travel suspensions still in place for foreign nationals traveling from the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran, this European travel suspension does not apply to the following travelers:
 
  • U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (“green card” holders);
  • Spouses of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents;
  • Parents and guardians of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, provided the U.S. citizen or permanent resident is under age 21;
  • Siblings of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, provided both are unmarried and under age 21;
  • Children, foster children or prospective adoptee of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents; and
  • Other limited exemptions for those traveling at the invitation or discretion of the U.S. government, as well as certain crew members, diplomats and military service members and their families.
Please note, these exempted travelers may be routed to designated airports for enhanced screening and/or face quarantines upon entry to the U.S. The ban will take effect at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, March 13 and will remain in effect until terminated by the President.

Please contact Jenifer Brown, Christl Glier, Kristin Kelley, or any other member of Ice Miller’s immigration team to discuss this travel suspension or any other immigration needs.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.
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