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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: ISS Newsletter

Travel restriction update for travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland

by Jihoon Doh on 2021-06-02T23:48:00-05:00 | Comments

On 5/27/2021, the Secretary of State lifted the COVID-19 travel ban for F-1 students from Brazil, China, Iran, India, South Africa, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland. For more details please check the link below.

  • Click here for the U.S. Department of State notice

What does it mean for F-1 international students?

If you are an international student from Brazil, China, India, Iran or South Africa who meet the 2 conditions below, you can now enter the U.S directly from your country without having to stay in another country for 14 days.

  • You have a valid F-1 visa
  • Your next term start date is on, or after 8/1/2021

*Keep in mind that you can only come back to the U.S. no earlier than 30 days before the new term start date.
*Also, travel regulations are updated constantly. Make sure you check your eligibility for the exemption with your embassy, airline, and consult with the DSO before you schedule your travel.

If you have any questions, please contact DSO@mccollege.edu


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