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Biden Administration Proclamations

On April 30, 2021 the Biden administration announced a travel restriction for noncitizens of the United States who were physically present within the Republic of India during the 14‑day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. This proclamation went into effect at 12:01 AM ET, May 4, 2021. Find further details on travel ramifications due to this proclamation.

Biden Administration Revocations

Nationality-Based Travel Ban No Longer in Effect

On January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration released a Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States. The revocation of the Travel Ban means that all previous restrictions associated with Executive Order 13780 and Presidential Proclamations 9645, 9723, and 9983 are no longer in effect. Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen will no longer be subject to restrictions on nonimmigrant and/or immigrant visa issuance imposed by a 2017 Trump Administration travel ban. Nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania will no longer be subject to the immigrant visa restrictions under a January 2020 Trump Administration presidential proclamation.

For further details and background information, please refer to Travel Ban: NAFSA Resources.

Presidential Proclamations from the Trump Administration Still in Effect

Presidential Proclamation 10043

Suspending Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China

On May 29, 2020, the Trump administration released its Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China. The proclamation went into effect at 12:00 pm on June 1, 2020, and states that it will remain in effect until terminated by the President.

The proclamation, which applies to students at the graduate or post-doctoral levels, suspends entry of Chinese citizens into the United States, on an F or J visa, to study or conduct research in the United States, if they currently receive or in the past received funding from, have been employed by, studied at, or conducted research at or on behalf of an entity in the People’s Republic of China that implements or supports China’s “military-civil fusion strategy.” The proclamation does not automatically cancel existing visas of Chinese F and J nonimmigrants in the United States who would otherwise be covered by this ban.

The proclamation defines military-civil fusion strategy as “actions by or at the behest of the PRC to acquire and divert foreign technologies, specifically critical and emerging technologies, to incorporate into and advance the PRC’s military capabilities.” No official list of institutions has been included in the proclamation, but according to media reports, institutions that are believed to be covered by the proclamation include Northwestern Polytechnical University, Harbin Engineering University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Beihang University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Nanjing University of Science and Technology.

Please note, this proclamation does not apply to:

  • Any F or J undergraduate student;
  • Any graduate student or researcher who does not have current or past funding, employment, study, or research affiliation with “an entity in the PRC that implements or supports the PRC’s ‘military-civil fusion strategy’;”
  • Any lawful permanent resident of the United States or spouse of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.

For a detailed summary, review NAFSA’s Proclamation Suspending Entry of Chinese Students and Researchers Connected to PRC “Military-Civil Fusion Strategy" guidance page. If you are concerned this proclamation may apply to you, please contact OGS.

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