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

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 4, 2020

    COVID-19: CBP and TSA direct all inbound flights from China to designated airports where the government is focusing public health resources. The agencies deem a person to be traveling from China "if that person has departed from, or was otherwise present within, the People’s Republic of China (excluding the special autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau) within 14 days of the date of the person’s entry or attempted entry into the United States."

    The designated airports are JFK Airport in New York City; O'Hare Airport in Chicago; San Francisco International Airport; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; Inouye International Airport in Hawaii; Los Angeles International Airport; and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

    [ID #827]

    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
  2. Effective Date

    February 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 the COVID-19 pandemic and instead focus on noncitizen nonimmigrants' vaccination status when determining whether or not to allow entry.

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