• Filip Kobylecki

White House Announces Suspension of Entry from India


In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak currently ongoing in India, the Biden Administration announced a limited travel ban from India on April 30, 2021. This ban applies to the entry into the U.S. of non-immigrants who were physically present within the Republic of India during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States. The explicit language of this suspension of entry can be found here, with the scope of this suspension of entry not applying to any lawful permanent resident or citizen of the United States. Travelers from India are encouraged to closely review the scope and exceptions provided in the language of this suspension of entry. The suspension of entry became effective on May 4, 2021 and will be in place as long as needed to protect national health & security. This decision will be reconsidered by the White House monthly and joins a long list of active suspensions of entry from other nations hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to reach out to our office if you have any impending travel plans from such nations, as each Proclamation contains a long list of exemptions and exceptions that may, under the right conditions, allow you to travel more freely.