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ESTA Cancellation Information in Response to COVID-19
March 20, 2020

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In accordance with Presidential Proclamation 9993 which became effective March 13, 2020, entry into the United States is suspended for most individuals who have been physically present within the Schengen Area in the 14 days prior to traveling to the United States. United States citizens and lawful permanent residents are exempt from the Proclamation. Travelers who are subject to the Proclamation should cancel or postpone any travel until no longer subject to the Proclamation, or the Proclamation is rescinded.

Any traveler with a valid ESTA who attempts to travel to the United States in violation of this Proclamation will have their ESTA canceled. ESTA will not refund applications that are canceled due to this Proclamation. This cancellation does not preclude a traveler from re-applying for an ESTA.

Travelers are subject to the Proclamation if they were physically present within the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding their entry to the United States.  This prohibition necessarily includes direct travel from, and transit through, the Schengen Area within the 14 day period.  If you have not been in the Schengen Area during the 14-day period preceding entry, and you are not departing from or transiting through the Schengen Area during your travel to the United States, then you are not subject to the Proclamation.

Individuals that believe they are exempt from the Proclamation and are abroad may contact their air carrier for additional guidance.  Travelers who believe they fall within an identified exemption are encouraged to seek guidance in advance of planned travel to avoid travel disruptions.

For additional information, please contact the U.S. Embassy Luxembourg Consular Affairs at Luxembourgconsular@state.gov.