The Proclamation issued on April 22, 2020 and effective on April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM suspends entry into the U.S. of immigrants who:
- Are outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation;
- Do not have a valid immigrant visa on the effective date; and
- Do not have a valid official travel document (such as a transportation letter, boarding foil, or advance parole document).
The following categories are exempted from the proclamation:
- Lawful permanent residents (LPR)
- Individuals and their spouses or children seeking to enter the U.S. on an immigrant visa as a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional to perform work essential to combating, recovering from, or otherwise alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak
- Individuals applying for a visa to enter the U.S. pursuant to the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program
- Spouses of U.S. citizens
- Children of U.S. citizens under the age of 21 and prospective adoptees seeking to enter on an IR-4 or IH-4 visa
- Individuals who would further important U.S. law enforcement objectives
- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children
- Individuals and their spouses or children eligible for Special Immigrant Visas as an Afghan or Iraqi translator/interpreter or U.S. Government Employee (SI or SQ classification)
- Individuals whose entry would be in the national interest
Non-immigrants are not included in the proclamation.