Coronavirus in the U.S
Multiple cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed across the Southeast and other parts of the United States.
Please refer to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organisation for latest updates on the outbreak at national level and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Ireland’s official travel advice.
Latest information for the response in the Southeast of the United States is available through the following State resources:
Irish citizens can access local up-to-date information on other parts of the United States via our Embassy in Washington and our Consulates General in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
U.S. Travel Restrictions
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak the US has implemented special entry restrictions for their territory.
As detailed in the US President's Proclamation of 14 March, from 11.59 EST Monday 16 March, entry into the US will be restricted for those travelling from Ireland and the UK. Non-US nationals, including Irish nationals, who have visited or resided in Ireland or the UK for any period in the 14 days prior to their travel to the US will be denied entry, unless they are legal permanent residents of the US (i.e. green card holders), or are the spouse or child of a US national or permanent resident, or the sibling of same, providing both are under 21 years of age. Transit through the United States is considered entry to the United States.
This extends the coverage of measures the US President announced in the Proclamation of Friday 13 March, restricting entry to the USA of non-US nationals who had visited or resided in Schengen Area countries over the same period, and Proclamations published on 31 January and 29 February, respectively restricting travel from China and Iran.
Non-US nationals with legal permanent residence in the US (i.e. Green Card holders) and their immediate family, as well as the immediate family (spouse and children) of US nationals, are not restricted from entering the US. However, if travelling from a restricted country they will now be required to enter the US through one of thirteen designated airports and will undergo additional screening on arrival. Further information can be found here.
In addition to federal restrictions, there are a number of restrictive measures in place at the state or city level. Irish citizens residing in the Southeast of the US or who are visiting this area, are advised to follow the advice of the local authorities, consult the resources listed on this page and can consult the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta.