Travel Advisory

February 10, 2017

The temporary restraining order, which halted the enforcement of certain provisions of President Trump's executive order banning foreign nationals from seven countries from entering the U.S., remains in effect after a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Despite this ruling, the HIO continues to advise foreign nationals from the seven restricted countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) to exercise caution and discuss any travel plans with their HIO Advisor when considering travel outside the United States. Though travel to the United States is possible at the present time, future court rulings could reinstate the ban.  If the ban is reinstated, foreign nationals from those countries most likely will not be admitted or readmitted into the United States if they travel abroad.

If you travel abroad, we strongly advise you to enter your itinerary and contact information in the Harvard Travel Registry, which is managed by Harvard Global Support Services.  Doing so expedites access to Harvard Travel Assist, the 24/7 global emergency response service.  If you do travel abroad and are not permitted to return to the U.S., you should contact Harvard Travel Assist at +1-617-998-0000 or travelassist@harvard.edu to immediately notify the University.

The HIO is monitoring the situation and, as we learn more, we will keep you informed and offer our guidance.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact your HIO Advisor.