United States—Coronavirus – Entry of Travelers Restricted, Visa Appointments Cancelled

United States—Entry of Travelers Restricted, Visa Appointments Cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation late Friday, imposing an entry ban on most travelers from China amid the coronavirus outbreak.  This ban is set to take effect Feb 2, 2020 at 5 P.M.  Lawful permanent residents, their immediate family members and a limited number of other travelers will be exempt. The U.S. also moved to implement mandatory quarantines of U.S citizens returning from Hubei Province in China.  Those returning from other parts of mainland China will be subject to self-screening measures.  These measures will also take effect Sunday at 5 P.M. EST.

The U.S embassy and consulates in China are cancelling all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments the week of February 3rd, 2020.  

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