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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

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Frequently Asked Questions from U.S. Citizens regarding Presidential Proclamations on Travel to Europe

Following the March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus, the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs has developed the following FAQ for American Citizens: FAQs – Travel from Europe 1.      Q: I am a U.S. citizen in Europe. Do ...
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G7 Leaders’ Statement

We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven, acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy and a global health crisis, which also poses major risks for the world economy.  We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure a strong global response through closer cooperation and enhanced coordination of our efforts.  While ...
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New Process for Americans Returning from Certain European Countries, China, and Iran

Department of Homeland Security Release Date: March 13, 2020 WASHINGTON – In order to help prevent the spread of travel-related cases of coronavirus in the United States, today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf issued a Notice of Arrival Restrictions  outlining the process for American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who ...
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Updated information on COVID-19 and travel to the United States

On March 11, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation which suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival in the United States. These countries, known as the Schengen Area, include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, ...
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