Presidential Proclamation: Iran Travel Suspension

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March 2, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Effective Monday, March 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 were physically present within the Islamic Republic of Iran within the last 14 days. This proclamation does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time on March 2, 2020.

BIO is closely monitoring the current coronavirus outbreak and this 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 Proclamation. Restrictions on travel 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.