State Department Tightens COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for Schengen Area, UK and Ireland

On March 2, 2021, the Department of State rescinded the previous national interest determination regarding categories of travelers eligible for exceptions under Presidential Proclamation 10143 as related to the Schengen Area, United Kingdom and Ireland. The previous national interest determination covered certain technical experts and specialists, senior-level managers and executives, treaty-traders and investors, professional athletes and their dependents.

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State Department Confirms Certain Exemptions on European Travel Ban

Following steps taken last year to limit travel from Europe to the United States, the Department of State confirmed on February 10, 2021, that certain travelers from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom and Ireland can continue to qualify for national interest exceptions under the existing presidential proclamations restricting travel from these places.

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Travel Bans and Restrictions in South Africa, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Costa Rica, Australia and Ireland

New travel bans and restrictions have been announced in South Africa, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Costa Rica, Australia and Ireland. Please use the links below to read the details from partner Jet Stigter on the Duane Morris Immigration Blog.

South Africa Bans Tourists and Implements Immigration Procedures for those Unable to Leave the Country in wake of COVID-19

Switzerland Responds to COVID-19; Travel Restrictions and Immigration Processing Limitations

Luxembourg COVID-19 Travel Ban and Entry Restrictions

Costa Rica Closed to Visitors until April 12; More Immigration Delays in wake of COVID-19

Australia Announces Unprecedented Travel Ban for Citizens and Permanent Residents in the wake of Covid-19

Ireland: Immigration Authorities Respond to COVID-19