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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President Biden Extends COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Set to Expire Under Previous Administration

On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation to maintain COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry limitations for certain individuals who are not United States citizens and who were physically present within the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Brazil during the 14-day period prior to their attempted entry to the United States.

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Biden Administration Unveils National Strategy for COVID-19 Response

On January 21, 2021, one day after his inauguration, President Joe Biden unveiled the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. The National Strategy, which includes directives and executive orders and totals 200 pages, details President Biden’s plan for combating COVID-19 and preventing a future pandemic.

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CDC Requires Proof of Recovery or Negative COVID-19 Test for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

Based on the increased transmissibility and spread of new strains of the virus that causes COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new rule requiring that all air passengers arriving to the United States from a foreign country provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation that the passenger has recovered from COVID-19.

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Temporary Border Closures Due to COVID-19 Between U.S. and Both Canada and Mexico

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, the United States has entered into joint initiatives with Canada and Mexico to temporarily close its northern and southern borders for all nonessential travel, effective March 21, 2020, for a 30-day period. Essential commercial activity will not be impacted.

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What is the Meaning of the US- Canada and US-Mexico Temporary Border Closures due to the COVID19 Pandemic?

To limit the further spread of Coronavirus, the United States entered into joint initiatives with Canada and Mexico to temporarily close its Northern and Southern borders for all non-essential travel, effective March 21, 2020, for a 30-day period.  Essential commercial activity will not be impacted.

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