It was announced on October 15th that the United States will lift the travel ban which has been in place for Brazil, China, Iran, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the Schengen region starting November 8th, 2021.
We are very pleased to be able to offer our J1 Visa Service on a regular basis again!
As a new regulation, everyone traveling to the U.S. will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter. Covid-19 vaccines accepted by U.S. authorities currently are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson / Janssen, Oxford-Astra Zeneca/Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
At first, we also expect longer waiting times and delays at the embassies and consulates as consulates and embassies have not resumed full service yet. We, therefore, suggest that you apply at least 60 to 90 days before your program start.