Presidential Proclamation: China Travel Suspension

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January 31, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:Effective Sunday, February 2nd at 5 p.m. eastern standard time, the U.S. government will deny the entry into the U.S. of any foreign national (except immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents) who has traveled in China within the last 14 days (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau).

BIO is closely monitoring the current coronavirus outbreak and Presidential Proclamation suspending entry into the United States for those deemed to pose a risk of transmitting the Coronavirus. For information about immediate family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who may be exempt from this suspension please review section 2 of the Presidential ProclamationRestrictions on travel to and from China are rapidly evolving, as well as impacting local consulates and embassies working with U.S. visa applications. Should you have urgent, emergency travel needs to or from this region, please contact BIO for advising.