The DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans recently completed its evaluation and review of all currently travel restricted and 180-day warning countries. Notably, this review included new recommendations to remove from travel restrictions certain countries that have demonstrated significant compliance improvement.
DHS/PLCY continues to assess in real time the risk of COVID-19 infection from travelers arriving from foreign ports and makes appropriate recommendations.
The goal of the Travel Risk Assessment process is to keep Americans safe. As then-Acting Secretary Wolf noted during his 2020 State of the Homeland Address, “the United States is the world’s most generous and welcoming country, but, unfortunately, there are evil people who seek to travel to the U.S. with the intent of harming and killing Americans. Despite the progress we have made since 9/11, we remain heavily dependent on the paperwork and documentation of a prospective traveler. That is why the Department, along with our interagency partners, developed a process for evaluating the information sharing cooperation, identity management practices and travel related risk associated with each country in the world.”
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