In our previous article (Coronavirus – Northern and Southern Border Closures in U.S.), we advised you that on March 20, 2020, the U.S. closed both the Northern and Southern borders to all but essential travel in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We further advised that U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the United States were exempt from said order.
In a subsequent article (Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Entry and Return of Foreign Nationals to the U.S.), we advised that in addition to the foregoing measure, the U.S. has banned the entry of all foreign nationals who have travelled to the following countries, within 14 days before their travel:
Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK
What about legal permanent residents and U. S. citizens?
U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents who have visited a high-risk area must fly into one of the following 13 international airports with enhanced entry screening capabilities.
- Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
- Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
- Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
- Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
- Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
- Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
If you have any questions about border closures or return of legal permanent residents and U.S. citizens to the U.S., or any other immigration matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. Our experienced immigration attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action to take.