National Interest Exceptions for Travel to the United States

U.S. travel restrictions remain in place for travelers from Austria, regardless if you have a valid U.S. visa, ESTA or full vaccination status.  In most cases, travel by non-U.S. citizens to the United States is only possible if you qualify for a National Interest Exception (NIE), or qualify under certain family exemptions .   Tourism/leisure travel remains …

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Traveling with expired U.S. Passport

U.S. citizens can use their expired U.S. passports to return to the United States through December 31, 2021. This applies only to U.S. citizens whose passports expired on or after January 1, 2020. Expired passports cannot be used to travel from the United States to an international destination or to travel to a foreign country …

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Covid-19 Information

Last updated: 06/09/2021 ***   Effective January 26, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  This can be a PCR or Antigen “Shnell” test, paper or electronic copy, bearing your name, date of birth and lab name.  …

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ALERT: Visa Services Suspension

On March 11, 2020, the President issued a new Presidential Proclamation titled “Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus.”  This proclamation suspends entry as nonimmigrants or immigrants for aliens who were physically present within the 26 countries of the Schengen Zone during …

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FACT SHEET: Mahan Air’s Support for Terrorism

The United States designated Mahan Air for sanctions in 2011 for providing financial, material, and technological support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), which was designated by the United States in 2007 for providing material support to terrorism. The European Union designated the IRGC Qods Force in 2010, noting the group “is Tehran’s principal …

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