Published: March 16, 2020

Temporary Restriction on Entering the U.S. after Travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

On Jan. 31, the federal Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency as a result of confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States. 

Under a presidential proclamation issued March 14, the following restriction took effect at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, March 16 and applies to individuals who have recently traveled to the United Kingdom or Ireland and wish to enter the United States:

  • Foreign nationals (not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) – other than immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents – who have traveled to these countries within the last 14 days will be denied entry into the United States. The presidential proclamation describes who may qualify as an immediate family member of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

The restrictions on individuals who have recently traveled to China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland under the presidential proclamations previously issued remain in effect. Please see the previous ISSS Immigration Alerts for more information on the previous presidential proclamation restricting entry from these countries.

Summary of All U.S. Entry Restrictions

Therefore, based on the presidential proclamations, if you are a foreign national (not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident) and you depart the United States and travel to China, Iran, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or Ireland you will not be able to return to the United States until 14 days have passed unless you meet the definition of an immediate family member of a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. These restrictions will remain in effect until the president terminates them.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

We want you to feel supported, safe, and comfortable during your time at CU Boulder and in the United States. Please know that if you need to talk or have any questions, our doors, ears and hearts are always open. The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office is located in the Center for Community, Room S355 (third floor).

In response to the university's guidance that employees work remotely whenever possible, as of Monday, March 16, 2020, ISSS will be providing services including advising remotely. We will offer advising via Zoom Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.  There are instructions posted on our website on how to participate in advising via Zoom. You may also reach ISSS via our general email account, isss@colorado.edu or by phone at 303-492-8057 during normal office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For our sponsored students, the Third-Party Sponsored Student Advising hours are posted on the ISSS website and all sponsored student advising will also be offered via Zoom starting Monday, Mar. 16, 2020.  International sponsored students can reach the Sponsored Student Advising team at sponsoredadvising@colorado.edu

Campus Resources  

ISSS wants you to know you can always talk to us or use the other resources on campus.

Here are some resources we recommend:

Students: Use our friendly on-campus counseling services to talk through feelings of anxiety, loneliness, stress, or just to have someone supportive to talk to.

Faculty and Staff: Reach out to the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program to set up a time to chat with a trained counselor.

We are glad that you have chosen to be a part of the CU Boulder community. We are here to support you so please reach out to us if you need anything.