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  • Biden Administration Issues New Travel Ban from Certain African Nations Among Omicron Variant Concerns

    On November 24th, 2021, the Republic of South Africa informed the world of a new variant of COVID-19, known now as the Omicron variant. This variant has been deemed fast spreading and very easy to transmit between people. That same day, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the Omicron variant is a variant of […]
  • Biden Administration will Require International Travelers to Show Proof of Vaccination from Approved Sources once Travel Ban Lifted

    On October 11, 2021, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spokesperson confirmed that only vaccines approved or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration...
  • Federal Judge Rules US Cannot Stop Issuing Visas During Travel Bans

    A US federal judge has declared it unlawful for the State Department to use travel bans issued to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as a reason to stop processing visas for otherwise eligible travelers. Find our more here. Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli tells us what this means for your travel plans to the United […]
  • U.S. Travel Ban Exemption for Professional Athletes Announced

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump issued a series of proclamations prohibiting the entry of all aliens who were physically present in China, Iran, the Schengen Area (comprised of 29 European countries), the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland during the 14-day period prior to their entry or attempted entry to the […]
  • President Trump Expands Travel Ban 3.0 Adding Six New Countries

    President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation on January 21, 2020, expanding the Travel Ban 3.0 to include certain individuals from Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. According to the Department of Homeland Security, these additions were based on a DHS assessment after reviewing updated security criteria first established with the original travel ban. […]
  • President Trump’s Travel Ban Two Years Later

    What is commonly referred to as the “travel ban” or “Muslim ban” is the product of three executive orders signed by President Donald Trump in 2017 and 2018. Each executive order met a number of legal challenges in the federal court system, but ultimately, the third version of the order was upheld by the United […]
  • Breaking News: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Trump, Upholds Travel Ban

    Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold President Trump’s September executive order that restricted travel to the U.S. from several countries. This executive order garnered significant controversy, with critics arguing it was motivated by religious hostility, as evidenced by the fact that it applied to citizens of Muslim majority countries. Numerous legal challenges […]
  • Supreme Court Shows Support for President Trump’s Travel Ban

    During arguments at the Supreme Court today, the justices seemed to be leaning toward upholding the third version of President Trump’s travel ban. While the final decision isn’t expected until June, if the court does decide in favor of the government, it would be a big win for the Trump Administration.  The court’s conservative justices […]
  • Waivers Under the Travel Ban

    On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued travel ban 3.0, via Presidential Proclamation, which suspends the entry of certain nationals of eight designated countries — Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela and Somalia. However, these entry restrictions may be waived on a case-by-case basis. To qualify for a waiver, a consular officer or […]
  • Travel Ban Update

    The President’s third attempt at preventing certain foreign nationals from entering the United States has hit another speed bump. On December 22, 2017, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision to partially block the latest Trump travel ban, which was issued via Presidential Proclamation on September 24, 2017. The three-judge panel determined […]