New Travel Restrictions for Travelers from Iran

On Saturday, February 29th, the U.S. government announced new travel restrictions for foreign nationals who have been in Iran the past 14 days due to COVID-19 related risks.  These restrictions will be implemented at 5:00 PM EST on March 2, 2020. All foreign nationals who have been in Iran in the 14 days preceding their planned arrival will be denied entry after these restrictions take effect on March 2, 2020. It is not yet clear how long these restrictions will remain in place.

These restrictions include foreign nationals on non-immigrant visas, including F-1, F-2 and J-1, J-2 students, scholars, and dependents. If you plan to arrive in the United States after these restrictions take effect, please consult your airline about what options may be available to you. If your scheduled arrival will be delayed, please contact the International Center at We will work with you and your host department on any necessary updates to your immigration documents.

If you are an active F-1 or J-1 international student or scholar who is currently in Iran, please complete this Travel Registry form.