State Department Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Restrictions and Exceptions, Including National Interest

July 8, 2021

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Laura Danielson is an active member.

The Department of State released guidance on June 24, 2021, on restrictions and exceptions under four presidential proclamations that suspend entry into the United States of noncitizens who were physically present in any of 33 countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

The exceptions include general categories like U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and certain types of workers, as well as national interest.