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Coronavirus US Travel Restrictions

Countries around the world are adopting harsh measures to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions.

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting harsh measures to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus, including shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.

As you may know, travel to the United States was recently suspended for most non-US citizens who have been to the UK, Ireland, the Schengen Area, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or Iran during the 14 days before their scheduled arrival to the United States. 

Note: As the situation changes, so will travel advisories and restrictions. We will do our best to update our content as quickly as possible. You can always find the most up-to-date information on how the virus could impact your travel plans from the ECDC, British Department of Health and Social Care, US State Department and World Health Organization.

This does not apply to US citizens, legal permanent residents and their immediate family members. It also does not affect cargo shipments to Europe or Asia from the US.

What this means for US citizens and permanent residents

A Notification of Arrival Restrictions has been issued requiring US citizens and permanent residents returning from Europe to enter through one of the approved airports.

Non-Schengen to US flights:

US citizens and permanent residents who have been to the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or Iran within 14 days of arrival may only enter the US through the above airports.

Non-US citizens/permanent residents (with some exceptions) who have been to these countries within 14 days of arrival are restricted from entering the US.

Schengen to US flights:

US citizens and permanent residents returning from the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) or Iran within 14 days of arrival may only enter the US through the above airports. We have removed flight results for travels until April 30 2020 that do not enter the US through one of these airports.

With the number of coronavirus cases pushing past 212,000 worldwide, the European Union proposed the closure of its external borders for 30 days in a move to contain the spread of the pandemic. The United States and Canada will suspend non-essential travel between the two countries.

Iuliia Tore