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President Biden Expected to Impose Travel Restrictions on India

By: David W. Leopold

About: Immigration

April 30, 2021 – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden is expected to impose travel restrictions on India starting Tuesday, May 4, barring most non-U.S. citizens from entering the United States.

These restrictions come on the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are imposed in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India. A formal announcement is expected today and the policy will take effect on May 4 at 12:01 a.m. ET.

In January, President Biden issued a similar ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the United States after recent travel to South Africa. He also reimposed an entry ban on almost all non-U.S. travelers who have been to Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the 26 European countries that allow travel across open borders.

This policy means most non-U.S. citizens who have visited one of these countries, including India, within the last 14 days are not eligible to enter the United States. The policy also covers Iran and China.

Ulmer’s Immigration Law Group is closely monitoring these developments and is prepared to support you and your organization with your business needs. Please reach out to our immigration attorneys if you have any questions.

The information provided in this client alert speaks only to the information and guidance we have available as of the date of publication and is subject to change. We will continue to follow further issued guidance and regulations and endeavor to post those updates via our website. This legal update was created by Ulmer & Berne LLP, and is not intended as a substitute for professional legal advice. Receipt of this client alert, by itself, does not create an attorney client relationship. For any questions, or for further information, please contact David W. Leopold at