Updated 11/30/2020 12:27 AM
In addition to the information provided earlier for all travelers, you have to be aware of the following:
Travelers departing from Brazil, China, or Iran are currently prohibited to enter the U.S. directly. This travel prohibition applies to all non-US citizens/legal permanent residents located in these countries regardless of their citizenship or nationality (e.g., Indian national visiting Brazil would be subject to this requirement).
If you travel from Brazil, China, or Iran, you are required to do the following:
- Upon departure from your country, you must remain outside the U.S. – in a third country – for 14 days prior to travel to the U.S.
- You must adhere to the COVID-19 entry requirements of the country you travel to prior to entering the U.S.
Recently, certain countries and regions have begun easing restrictions on travel for foreign nationals. Below are some informational examples. Ultimately, it is your decision on how to travel to the U.S., therefore you need to identify which transit route best fits your travel needs. Your best option may or may not be identified below.
Each specific transit point offers a different set of requirements for entry and stay. Please review them carefully to determine if you can meet them based on your circumstances.
Please be advised that requirements to enter any country, including the United States, are subject to change without notice. The university cannot confirm that you will be admitted into any specific country as entry into any country is at the sole discretion of the immigration/government authorities of that country, and the requirements may vary from country to country.
Departing from China
- Macao – to help you develop a personal transit plan that includes a 14-day stay outside of China
- For stays longer than 7 days but shorter than 90 days, Mainland-Chinese passport-holders are required to obtain an Exit-Entry Permit for Traveling to and from Hong Kong and Macao (commonly referred to as a ‘Two-Way Entry Permit’)
- Chinese officials have lifted the quarantine requirement and reinstated the issuance of Individual Visit Scheme (Tourist Visa) to residents of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.
- Macao bases its quarantine requirements on the traveler’s departure point.
- From November 9, 2020, all persons who have visited one of following locations in Mainland China within 14 days of their arrival in Macau SAR must, at the discretion of Macau SAR health authorities, undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated location: Kashgar Prefecture in Xinjiang Province, Kizilsu Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang Province, Zhuqiao Township in Shanghai Municipality, Binhai New Area in Tianjin Municipality.
- Transit via Taiwan is an option:
- As of 25 June, international travelers can transit Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), with certain restrictions.
- If you are transiting through Taiwan, you must fly on the same carrier and stay in TPE for no longer than 8 hours. (EVA Air)
- Turkey does not currently have nationality-based entry restrictions.
- Chinese Nationals are required to obtain an e-visa for stays in Turkey.
- Travelers from PRC China are allowed to enter Cyprus
- Chinese nationals with a valid Schengen Visa do not need to apply for a Cypriot visa.
- Chinese nationals must present a reason to be traveling to France specifically (e.g. French Citizenship, PR, Immediate relative of a French National, Critical Worker for COVID-19 Services). Just traveling to France for the purpose of onward travel to the US will not suffice as a reason for entry into France.
Departing from Iran
- Turkish Airlines has resumed service from Istanbul to Tehran and Tabriz.
- No visa required for stays of less than 90 days.
Departing from Brazil