Back to news list
March 12, 2020
2 minute read

News Alert: President Trump Imposes a Travel Ban on Certain Nationals of Schengen Countries

Yesterday President Trump issued another Presidential Proclamation restricting the entry of certain individuals who are attempting to enter the United States and who have been in any of the 26 Schengen countries within 14 days of their attempt to enter. This proclamation adds to the prior two proclamations that restrict entry for those who have been in the People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) and Iran. Since United Kingdom and Ireland are not Schengen countries, the travel ban does not currently apply to UK or Irish nationals who have not had recent travel to Europe.


The Proclamation includes certain exceptions to the travel restrictions for the following categories of individuals: 

(1) U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents of the United States (green card holders)

(2) Spouses of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

(3) Parents/Legal Guardians of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, as long as the U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident is unmarried and under the age of 21

(4) Sibling of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, so long as both are under the age of 21 

(5) Child, foster child, or ward of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents or prospective adoptee 

(6) Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and spouses and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces

(7) Individuals traveling at the invitation of the U.S. Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus

(8) Certain individuals entering the U.S. for government business, law enforcement objectives, or in the national interest 

(9) Individuals whose entry would not pose a significant risk of introducing, transmitting, or spreading the virus, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the CDC Director or his designee


Hodkinson Law Group is monitoring the above and related developments and the impact this Proclamation will have on those seeking admission to the U.S and individuals who are in the US for a limited period of time such as those individuals who entered under ESTA and tourist visas.


The above is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please contact Hodkinson Law Group to discuss whether the above impacts your circumstances.


Click here for President announcement


Next Up on the News

Contact Us