Earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence announced that effective Monday at midnight, foreign nationals who have been physically present in the United Kingdom and/or Ireland in the 14 days prior to seeking entry to the United States will be subject to the travel ban we detailed in our client alert of Thursday, March 12. Please see the March 12 client alert for furter details and a list of exemptions.
Separately, yesterday evening CBP issued further details on U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (and exempt foreign nationals) returning to the United States after spending time in the Schengen area (which, on Monday at midnight, will also apply to those who have visited the United Kingdom and Ireland). DHS directed all flights to the United States carrying U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders), and exempt foreign nationals who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Schengen area within 14 days of the person's entry or attempted entry into the United States to arrive at one of the 13 designated U.S. airports where the U,S. government is focusing public health resources to implement enhanced screening procedures.
Those 13 designated airports are:
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York.
- Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois.
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California.
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington.
- Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii.
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California.
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia.
- Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia.
- Newark-Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey.
- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas.
- Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan.
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts.
- Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida.