The Proclamation suspending entry of nonimmigrants to the U.S. is effective June 24, 2020 at 12:01 AM ET and extends through December 31, 2020, subject to revisions and extension.
This Proclamation extends the earlier April 22, 2020 Proclamation suspending entry of certain immigrants into the U.S. through the end of the year as well.
The Proclamation affects the following nonimmigrant categories plus spouse & children: H-1B, H-2B, J and L.
It only applies to those individuals if they are:
· Outside of the U.S. on the effective date of the Proclamation;
· Do not have a nonimmigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of the Proclamation; and
· Do not have an official travel document other than a visa such as advance parole which is valid on the effective date of the Proclamation.
It is not clear if Canadian citizens who are not required to have a visa will be exempt from this Proclamation.
There are limited exemptions such as those seeking to enter the U.S. to provide temporary labor essential to the U.S. food supply chain, or those who are need to provide services in the national interest of the U.S. such as defense, medical care to COVID-19 patients, or essential to facilitate the immediate and continued economic recovery of the U.S.
This Proclamation does not affect those nonimmigrants already in the U.S.
This office advises against international travel in the event further restrictions are placed on nonimmigrants.