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TRAVEL ALERT: Berkeley International Office (BIO) currently does not recommend travel due to the changing nature of U.S. immigration policy and the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts to global travel. For important information regarding current U.S. immigration policy, Executive Orders, and travel advisories, please see BIO's Immigration Policy Updates & FAQ webpage and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & FAQ page.
COVID-19 UPDATES: BIO is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and Presidential Proclamations suspending entry into the United States for those deemed to pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19, specifically travelers entering from Brazil (Brazil effective 05/28/2020 at 11:59pm eastern daylight time), the United Kingdom and Ireland, the European Schengen Area, Iran and China within the last 14 days. Global travel conditions are highly impacted and the Department of State is suspending routine U.S. visa services in most countries worldwide. Embassies and consulates in these countries will cancel all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 18, 2020. Check your local U.S. embassy or consulate website to confirm operating status. Mail delivery in many parts of the world is also impacted and may result in delays in the delivery of immigration documents. Be aware that travelers returning from CDC Risk Level 3 countries are required to follow UC Berkeley campus guidance following travel and re-entry. More information is available on the UC Berkeley COVID-19 campus website. Should you have urgent, emergency travel needs to or from impacted regions, please contact BIO for advising.