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COVID-19 Resources:

Return to Rowan is a comprehensive website that has the most recent university updates on the virus. It also combines all the campus resources including but not limited to: Student Guide for returning to Rowan, Screening, Testing & Contact tracing, Rowan University Travel, FAQs, Confirmed Positive Cases, and Vaccination Rates. 

 Traveler’s Health is a new website created by the New Jersey Department of Health to lessen the spread of COVID-19, particularly during any form of travel. It has information on domestic travel, International travel, cruise and air travel and international students. It also has resources that include NJ vaccine finder, NJ testing sites, NJ Info hub, Local health department directory, symptom checker, domestic destination checker, international destination checker, CDC travel notices, and FAQs. 


Executive Order Travel Ban

Travel Ban 3.0 is currently in effect. On September 24, 2017, President Trump issued Proclamation 9645 (Travel Ban 3.0) pursuant to Section 2(e) of Executive Order 13780. Travel Ban 3.0 is currently in effect, and limits entry to the United States by certain citizens of seven countries: Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia. An eighth country, Chad, was removed from this list effective April 10, 2018. The Travel Ban 3.0 restrictions on the remaining seven countries are country-specific, and tailored to the situation of each individual country. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Travel Ban 3.0 on June 26, 2018.For more information check NAFSA resources.

Unlawful Presence

Effective August 9, 2018, USCIS made fundamental changes to its policy on how an immigration status violation might lead to a finding that an F, M, or J nonimmigrant should be subject to the 3- or 10-year reentry bar provisions of INA 212(a)(9)(B). Under the new policy, USCIS will start counting days of unlawful presence the day after an F, M, or J status violation occurs, unless the student applies for reinstatement or the student or exchange visitor is covered by some other exception to the unlawful presence counting rules. Prior policy did not count unlawful presence until a USCIS official or immigration judge made a formal finding of a status violation.

Please read all the details about the Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants on Nafsa website