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COVID-19: CBP/TSA restrict arrivals of flights carrying persons traveling from Brazil

  1. Original Date Announced

    May 28, 2020

    COVID-19: CBP/TSA direct all inbound flights carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within Brazil, to designated airports to focus public health resources and enhanced screening procedures accordingly. The designated airports are: JFK Airport in New York; O'Hare Airport in Chicago; San Francisco International Airport; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; Inouye International Airport in Hawaii; Los Angeles International Airport; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Washington-Dulles Airport; Newark Airport; Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport; Detroit Metropolitan Airport; Miami International Airport; and Logan Airport in Boston.

    [ID #848]

    See Biden administration action below.

    Sec Homeland Security directs flights with persons from Brazil to arrive at certain airports
  2. Effective Date

    May 26, 2020
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  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    October 25, 2021

    2021.10.25 A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic

    This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation declaring that the U.S. will move away from a country-by-country system of restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and instead focus on noncitizen nonimmigrants' vaccination status when determining whether or not to allow entry.

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