National Interest Exceptions for Travel to the United States during COVID-19 restrictions

Updated 11/8/2021

The NIE Program has ENDED!

Das NIE-Programm wurde beendet!

National Interest Exemptions (NIEs) are no longer required or valid for travel to the United States. 

Presidential Proclamation 10143, which suspended travel from the 26 Schengen countries has been rescinded and replaced by a new travel policy requiring foreigner non-immigrants traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Click to read the new Requirements for Air Travelers to the United States.