Presidential Proclamations and Other White House Policies

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April 23, 2021

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The Department of State website is maintaining an updated list of Proclamations that remain in force related to the COVID-19 pandemic, here.

Proclamations Made by President Biden:

  • Feb. 24, 2021, Proclamation: “A Proclamation on Revoking Proclamation 10014.” President Biden issued a proclamation revoking Proclamation 10014, issued by President Trump on April 22, 2020, and sections 1 of Proclamations 10052 (June 22, 2020) and 10131 (Dec. 31, 2020), both of which extended the suspension in place as a result of Proclamation 10014.
  • Jan. 25, 2021, Proclamation: “Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease.” President Biden issued a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrant or nonimmigrants noncitizens who were physically present in the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), the Republic of Ireland, and the Federative Republic of Brazil or South Africa within 14 days prior to their intended entry to the United States. There are various exceptions to the proclamation, including LPRs of the United States. The proclamation will continue indefinitely, with a monthly review of the HHS Secretary to determine its need. The proclamation went into effect at 12:01 a.m. ET, Jan. 26, 2021.

Proclamations Made by Former President Trump That Remain in Force:

  • Jan. 31, 2020, Proclamation: Proclamation on "Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus and Other Appropriate Measures To Address This Risk," suspended entry into the United States of noncitizens who were physically present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the 14 days preceding entry of attempted entry into the United States.
  • Feb. 29, 2020, Proclamation: Proclamation on "Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus" suspended entry into the United States of noncitizens who were physically present in Iran within the 14 days preceding entry or attempted entry into the United States.

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