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DOS announces F-1 student exception to some travel bans 4/26/2021

Posted April 27, 2021, 12:33 PM by Jessica L. McMillan Updated April 30, 2021, 5:15 PM

On April 26, 2021, the Department of State (DOS) announced that F-1 students are automatically eligible for a National Interest Exception (NIE) waiver, no longer making them subject to the 14 day travel ban when traveling to the US from certain countries, including Brazil, China, Iran and South Africa. The ISAP Travel in F-1 status page here has more details.