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REVOKED - COVID Geographic Travel Ban - 7 countries in southern Africa

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

This travel ban was revoked on December 28, 2021. Please visit the US Department of State website to learn more information. Please make sure to follow the COVID vaccination requirements to enter the United States. These requirements all global travellers entering the United States.

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Proclamation 10315 of November 26, 2021 suspends entry after presence in certain southern Africa countries. Citing the appearance of the COVID Omicron variant, a Presidential Proclamation of November 26, 2021, Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019, provides:

"The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of noncitizens who were physically present within the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Namibia, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Zimbabwe during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is hereby suspended and limited subject to section 2 of this proclamation." The proclamation is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on November 29, 2021.

At the moment there are no national interest exemptions and this travel resitriction is for all non-US citizens who are physcially present in one of the seven countries, this includes students.


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