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OIS News -6/28/2018

UPDATE – U.S. Supreme Court decision upholds Visa and Travel Restrictions under Travel Ban 3.0

On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that Travel Ban 3.0, pursuant to Proclamation 9645 (Sec. 2(e) of Executive Order 13780), shall go into effect.  Although the Supreme Court’s order did not change the travel and visa restrictions that were in place prior to June 26th, this court order cannot be appealed by any lower court.  The decision permits specific visa and travel restrictions to remain in place for both immigrants and nonimmigrants from the following seven affected countries:

  • Iran
  • Libya
  • Northern Korea
  • Somalia
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

(Please note that the country of Chad was removed from Travel Ban 3.0 on April 13, 2018)

As previously announced on this website, the restrictions described in Proclamation 9645 are country-specific and tailored to the situation of each individual country.  Additionally, exemptions, exceptions, and waivers may apply to certain countries.

Unless legislative action is undertaken by Congress, Travel Ban 3.0 will remain in place.

As always, the mission of our office is to enhance and support the international dimensions of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the medical branches in Peoria and Rockford.  OIS encourages anyone with connections to the affected countries to read through the Proclamation.  If there are any questions or concerns about this announcement, please feel free to contact us at or (312) 996-3121.