On Friday, January 31 President Trump signed a proclamation barring entry to the United States of most foreign nationals who traveled to China within the 14 days immediately prior to arrival in the United States.
The proclamation went into effect on February 2. This action follows the declaration of a public health emergency in the United States related to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.
The proclamation does not apply to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
Furthermore, the US embassies in China have postponed interviews for the time being. Applicants with pending interviews have been notified by the embassy directly.
We will continue to monitor this outbreak and report on its effects on US immigration as new developments arise.