Date AnnouncedJan. 31, 2020
POTUS issues 212(f) proclamation, temporarily restricting travel of individuals physically present in China in the 14-period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. The proclamation allows the DHS Secretary to facilitate orderly medical screening and quarantine of individuals exposed to COVID-19.
See Biden administration action below.View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeFeb. 2, 2020
Biden Administration ActionMay 27, 2021
This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On May 27, 2021, the State Department expanded eligibility for National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) to the ban on travelers from China. The following groups may now qualify for NIEs: "travelers. . . seeking to provide vital support or executive direction for critical infrastructure; those traveling to provide vital support or executive direction for significant economic activity in the United States; journalists; students and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs; immigrants; and fiancés. . ."2021.05.27 National Interest Exceptions for Certain Travelers from China, Iran, India, Brazil, South Africa, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland
Type of Action: Presidential Orders