On April 30th, 2021 the Whitehouse issued A Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019 which, effective May 4, 2021, will restrict travel into the United States for most non U.S. Citizens who are in India within 14 days prior to their intended entry into the United States. This restriction mirrors the travel bans imposed in other COVID-restricted countries.
This restriction does not apply to:
- U.S. Citizens
- Lawful U.S. Permanent Residents
- Noncitizen nationals of the U.S.
- Noncitizen spouses of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
- Noncitizen parent or legal guardian of a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident who is unmarried and under age 21
- Noncitizen siblings of a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident who is unmarried and under age 21
- Any noncitizen child/foster child, ward or prospective adoptee of a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Noncitizens travelling at the invitation of the United States Government
- Noncitizen air or sea crew
- Noncitizen foreign government officials, inter-governmentary organization employees and their spouse and children or whose travel falls within the scope of section 11 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement and their spouse and dependent children.
- U.S. Armed Forces members and their spouse and dependent children
- Noncitizens whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees.