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Important Messages from International Student & Scholar Services

We recognize the problematic language used within the title and text of the federal legislation, proclamations, and executive orders discussed on this page. We acknowledge the harm this language causes. While we do not use this language in our own messages and materials, we feel an obligation to present the title and text of legislation, proclamations, and executive orders impacting our international students, scholars, faculty, and staff as authored by the government. We delineate the original text using quotation marks. 

Proclamation: "Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak"

On June 22, 2020, the U.S. President issued the above proclamation. F-1 students and J-1 scholars are not affected. Read an analysis by NAFSA.

Proclamation: "Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Reserachers from  the PRC"

On May 29, 2020, the U.S. President issued the above proclamation. Only students and scholars affiliated with PRC's "Military-Civil Fusion Strategy" are affected. On June 8, UW issued a statement in response. Also read an analysis by NAFSA. If you receive communications from USCIS or others related to this order, please contact us for assistance and support. 

Travel Restrictions

As of February 21, 2020, United States has travel restrictions from the following countries. For more details, visit Travel Ban: NAFSA Resource page. This list will be updated as changes to restrictions are announced. 

  • Iran
  • Libya
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
  • Somalia
  • Eritrea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Nigeria
  • Myanmar
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania