US relaxes rules for H-1B visa holders amid Covid-19 pandemic
The United States has allowed travel of visa holders who are dependents, working as researchers and public health professionals
The United States has issued a statement relaxing some rules of H-1B visas allowing visa holders to enter the US if they are willing to return to the same jobs they had before the visa ban. The US Department of State advisory said that dependents, spouses, or children would also be allowed to travel with the visa holders, said an NDTV report.
Technical specialists, senior-level managers and other workers who hold H-1B visas will also be allowed to travel since it is necessary to facilitate the "immediate and continued economic recovery of the United States,” the US government has said, according to the
The US has also allowed the travel of visa holders working as public health or healthcare professionals, or researchers as the country battles the raging pandemic said an ANI report carried by NDTV.
President Donald Trump had signed a proclamation on June 22 banning the entry of certain non-immigrants with H-1B and L1 visas until the year-end to protect jobs in the US market after the Covid-19 pandemic led to unemployment.
"Travel supported by a request from a US government agency or entity to meet critical US foreign policy objectives or to satisfy treaty or contractual obligations. This would include individuals, identified by the Department of Defense or another US government agency, performing research, providing IT support/services, or engaging other similar projects essential to a US government agency," the advisory was quoted in the report.