One of my readers (well done Johnny!) bought to my attention that the CBP are varying the way that incoming flights are handled when those flights have come from countries affected by the present restrictions (China, Brazil, Schengen, UK and Ireland). This will be in force from 9/15.

Now it does not mean (as I interpret it) that the ban itself is removed for these countries, it simply speaks to how the arriving flights are handled. BUT the relaxation bodes well to hope the COVID restrictions will soon be removed, giving hope and encouragement to those impacted by the bans and fighting for visas to be issued.

Read the Federal Register document here.