Starting October 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require applicants for a US green card or immigrant visa to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to receiving all other previously required vaccines. Applicants must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination with all required doses as part of their medical examinations, whether conducted in the US or abroad.

Here are some key points to keep in mind in anticipation of this new policy:


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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted a variety of restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. Among other things, governors and state officials have issued stay-at-home orders, banned or restricted gatherings of groups, and ordered closure of certain non-essential business operations. Several states have also imposed varying restrictions on travelers from other parts of the country. Most of these interstate travel restrictions take the form of mandatory 14-day quarantine requirements for people traveling from COVID-19 hot spots, such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Louisiana. However, some states have taken more aggressive approaches, ranging from highway checkpoints to orders prohibiting hotels from accommodating residents of certain states where the virus is widespread. This post explains and analyzes these restrictions.

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