Travel Advisory - March 4, 2020
As you are most likely are aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is becoming a more immediate health concern in the U.S. As such, the government has already begun limiting visitors to the U.S. (non-U.S. citizens) who may have recently traveled to the following countries: China, S. Korea, Iran, and Italy. Other countries may be added to this list. We are also hearing reports that foreign nationals with previously issued valid visas could also be denied boarding flights to the U.S. if they have recently traveled to the affected countries.
If your religious worker is considering travel outside the U.S., there is the possibility that his/her return may be delayed because of this issue. In addition, a religious worker outside the U.S. applying for a new visa at a U.S. embassy/consulate could potentially face delays. This is an unfortunate and dangerous health situation that we hope and pray does not become worse as time passes. We will provide more updates as they come. If you or your religious worker has any questions about this, please contact the RIS Attorney assigned to your case. Thank you.