Presidential Proclamation Issued for India
A new Presidential Proclamation has been issued on April 30th that will suspend entry of nonimmigrants from India. This is due to the severity and amount of increasing COVID cases that India is currently experiencing. Any nonimmigrant that was physically present in India within the last 14 days prior to attempting to enter the United States will be prohibited at this time. This travel ban goes into effect May 4th at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time.
Uniform national interest exceptions will be applied to this travel ban. These are the same exceptions that have been applied to all other countries where a travel ban is currently active.
The Office of International Services (OIS) is discouraging all non-emergency travel at this time. Any student and scholar that may be considering traveling at this time or in the future should continue to read all email correspondence from the OIS, watch for blog updates, and connect with your international advisor prior to traveling abroad.
- Department of State: National Interest Exceptions for Certain Travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland
- Department of State: Uniform Global National Interest Exception s to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
- Department of State: Updates to National Interest Exceptions for Regional COVID Proclamations
- The White House: A Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Wo Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019