Presidential Proclamations and Other White House Policies

Last Updated

December 7, 2021


  • On Nov. 26, 2021, the White House issued “A Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019.” The Presidential Proclamation went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2021. Pursuant to this Proclamation, the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of noncitizens who were physically present within Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended with few limitations specifically listed in the Proclamation.
  • On Oct. 25, 2021, the Department of State website updated its site to include two pages: one with a discussion of the Oct. 25, 2021, Presidential Proclamation below, here, and another listing the proclamations that the Oct. 25, 2021 Proclamation revoked, here.
    • Oct. 25, 2021, Proclamation: “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. ET. on Nov. 8, 2021, will end the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Instead, foreign national travelers will now be subject to vaccination requirements.
    • 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.