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

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 4, 2020

    COVID-19: CBP/TSA direct all inbound flights carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within Iran, 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; and Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

    [ID #831]

    See Biden administration action below.

    Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the People’s Republic of China or the Islamic Republic of Iran
  2. Effective Date

    March 2, 2020
  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 COVID-19 and instead focus on noncitizen nonimmigrants' vaccination status when determining whether or not to allow entry.

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Current Status

Not in effect
October 25, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

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