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Key Points 
  • PP 10052 expired on March 31, 2021
  • The ban temporarily suspended entry for certain H-1B, H-2B, J, and L nonimmigrants into the US
  • PP 10052 was implemented during the Trump administration in 2020 Other COVID-19 travel restrictions are still in effect
  • Travelers to the US must provide documentation proving negative COVID-19 test results or recovery from illness
  • Updates on COVID-19 travel restrictions will be provided as available
Presidential Proclamation 10052, which temporarily suspended the entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, J, and L nonimmigrants into the United States, expired as planned on March 31, 2021.
The proclamation was implemented by the Trump Administration to prevent certain foreign nationals in temporary work visa categories from entering the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ban was initially set to expire on December 31, 2020, but it was extended through March 31, 2021.
What Should Employers and Applicants Know? 
Although the proclamation has expired, other travel restrictions related to COVID-19 are still in effect. That includes a travel ban preventing most foreign nationals from entering the US if they have been physically present in China, Iran, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, the UK, or the Schengen Area in the past 14 days before attempting entry into the United States.
Looking Ahead 
All travelers to the US must have documentation confirming negative COVID-19 test results, with results obtained in the past 72 hours. Alternatively, they can provide documentation confirming recovery from a recent COVID-19 infection.
Updates on travel restrictions to the US will be provided as available. Please visit our US Embassy and Consulate Closures page for the latest information on the resumption of routine visa services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions.
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