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Valid B1/B2. Is travel permitted?

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Hi,

I have a valid multiple entry 10 year tourist visa B1/B2, that I have traveled on before.

I am seeing confusing information, and I just want to confirm that travel into the US with a valid visa is permitted? 

I would by coming from Vietnam, and I don't want to book flights until I know that I would (most likely) be granted access!

 

Thanks for any insight!!

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Whether it is wise or not to travel internationally with a DOS worldwide level 4 advisory is another issue. But if you have a valid visa and can find a flight, it's allowed. You may or may not have an easy time finding a flight back...that seems to be the recurring theme people are hitting right now.


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I agree, if one has a valid visa, they should be granted access unless they are a foreign national from one of the restricted countries, or have been in one of those areas in the past 14 days.  The only restricted access to foreign nationals I am aware of is China and the EU Shengen zone, but I would research that aspect.

 

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On 5/5/2020 at 11:38 PM, Dashinka said:

The only restricted access to foreign nationals I am aware of is China and the EU Shengen zone

Current list;

On 5/5/2020 at 11:38 PM, Dashinka said:

EU Shengen

EU and Schengen are technically 2 different groups. For example, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland are not EU countries but are in the Schengen Area.

On 5/5/2020 at 11:38 PM, Dashinka said:

unless they are a foreign national from one of the restricted countries

The proclamations listed above aren't bans on all nationals of those countries. They are bans of certain aliens that have physically been in those countries in the 14 days prior to attempting US entry.

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18 hours ago, HRQX said:

Current list;

EU and Schengen are technically 2 different groups. For example, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland are not EU countries but are in the Schengen Area.

The proclamations listed above aren't bans on all nationals of those countries. They are bans of certain aliens that have physically been in those countries in the 14 days prior to attempting US entry.

Thanks for clarifying @HRQX

 

Do you know if travelers coming from countries that arent in that list are being allowed into to the US at this time?

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30 minutes ago, Sianaks said:

Do you know if travelers coming from countries that arent in that list are being allowed into to the US at this time?

Yes, I've seen that B-2 travelers have been able to fly into the US. Make sure to not even transit through any countries in the list above.

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9 minutes ago, Sparkle Sparkle said:

Well is B1/B2 can travel then ESTA can too...

Yup. Also, there are many ESTA countries that aren't currently banned; such as: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.

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