Search

DHS Notice of Arrival Restrictions on China, Iran and Certain Countries of Europe


Original Release Date: March 13, 2020

  • American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who are arriving from impacted area must travel through one of 13 airports where DHS has established enhanced entry screening capabilities.

  • All American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who are returning from the impacted area must self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival.

  • For more information on the coronavirus, please visit Coronavirus.gov

Summary

In furtherance of Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, and 9994, which bans the entry of non-U.S. citizens who are from or recently been in China, Iran, or certain European countries, the Department of Homeland Security issued a Notice of Arrival Restrictions requiring American citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate families who are returning home to the U.S. to travel through one of 13 airports upon arrival to the U.S., submit to an enhanced entry screening and self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

Background

On March 11, 2020, President Trump determined that the potential for widespread transmission of the coronavirus by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States threatens the security of the homeland. The President issued Proclamations 9984, 9992, and 9993, which suspends entry to nearly all foreign nationals who have been in China, Iran, and certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled travel to the U.S.

These European countries, include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Implementation

The order is now effective. Americans returning from the affected countries will now be required to travel through 13 airports:

  • Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois

  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas

  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan

  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York

  • Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California

  • Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida

  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington

  • Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia

Screening & Quarantine

Upon arrival, travelers will proceed to standard customs processing. They will then continue to an enhanced entry screening where the passenger will be asked about their medical history, current condition, and asked for contact information for local health authorities. Additionally, some passengers will have their temperature taken.

After the enhanced entry screening is complete, passengers will be given written guidance about COVID-19 and be allowed to proceed to their final destination.

Once home, individuals must immediately self-quarantine in their home and monitor their health in accordance with CDC best practices.

In order to ensure compliance, local and State public health officials will contact individuals in the days and weeks following their arrival.

Additional Information

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Coronavirus.gov

  • What the U.S. Government is Doing - https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

Last Published Date: March 17, 2020


6 views

Recent Posts

See All
CALL US

Tel: (512) 441-0062

Fax: (512) 441-0725

EMAIL US
OPENING HOURS

Mon - Thurs: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm

OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE

“A good immigration lawyer should be able to give you an honest and thorough assessment of your case and be able to explain the options that are available to you based on not only the current law, but changes that are in the legislative and judicial pipeline at any given time. He should tell you the bad parts of your case as well as the good. If it can’t be done, he should say so.”

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
MÁS DE 40 AÑOS DE EXPERIENCIA

“Un buen abogado de inmigración debe poder darle una accesoria completa y honesta en relación a su caso y ser capaz de explicarle las opciones que tiene disponibles basadas no solo en las leyes corrientes, pero también en los cambios hechos en el proceso legislativo y judicial en cualquier momento dado. El deberia decirle lo bueno y lo malo de su caso. Si no se puede hacer nada, deberia decirselo.”

VISIT US

Law Office of Thomas Esparza, Jr., P.C.
1811 S. First St
Austin, TX 78704

© 2018 Law Office of Thomas Esparza Jr