Urgent Information Regarding Travel to and from China

Travel from China to US

Effective Sunday, February 2, 2020, the US is suspending the entry into the United States of all non-US citizens who were physically present within the People’s Republic of China (not including the SAR of Hong Kong and Macau) during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.  This suspension does not apply to US citizens, lawful permanent residents, and certain other categories of people.  The suspension does apply to most non-citizens with F, J, H1B, and most other non-immigrant visas.  See Presidential Order: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-2019-novel-coronavirus/

Travel to China

All USC faculty and staff (US citizens, permanent residents, and those with non-immigrant visas, e.g. H1B, J-1) are instructed by the Provost’s Office to postpone any non-essential, university-related travel to China.  All university-related student travel to China has been suspended.


See USC Emergency Web Site for information and updates: https://emergency.usc.edu/

If you are a USC international student with questions contact the Office of International Services.  213-740-2666.  If you are USC faculty or staff contact the Faculty/Staff Visa Services office.  213-740-5257.

You may also contact the USC Gould Immigration Legal Assistance Center by email (immclinic@law.usc.edu) or our emergency hotline at 213-740-7435 and by leaving a detailed message.