Note for Visa Applicants and Travelers

March 16, 2020

Note for Visa Applicants and Travelers:  Suspended Entry into the United States from the Schengen Area, the UK, and Northern Ireland.  On March 14, 2020, President Trump issued a new proclamation suspending entry into the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland during the 14-day period preceding their attempted entry into the United States.  A previous proclamation, on March 11, 2020, also suspended entry for foreign nationals who were present in the Schengen Area within the previous 14 days.  If a consular officer determines a visa applicant will be in the EU, the UK, or Northern Ireland within the 14 days immediately preceding the planned or actual travel to the United States, the consular officer will refuse the visa application unless one of the exceptions in the Presidential Proclamation applies.  Any foreign national who transits an airport (even without leaving the airport) in the UK, Northern Ireland, or any of the 26 Schengen countries listed in the March 11, 2020 proclamation will be subject to these entry restrictions.  For further details, see the full text of the presidential proclamations here:  Schengen proclamation – UK and Northern Ireland proclamation