Washington decided to make an exception for students, including those from China.
The US authorities will relax the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic on the entry of foreigners from some countries. As the press service of the State Department reported on Tuesday, Washington decided to make an exception for students, including those from China.
“Students who want to start their studies this fall, some members of the academic community, journalists, people who support critical infrastructure in the countries affected by the sanctions…> restrictions, can now be regarded as persons subject to exclusion from the ban,” the report says.
As explained by Reuters, in connection with the pandemic, the US authorities previously banned entry to the country for foreigners who visited China, Brazil, South Africa, Iran, and most European countries within two weeks before arriving in the United States. Earlier, Washington made an exception for students from European countries. Still, now the ban on entry will be lifted for students and other mentioned categories of citizens from other countries that are subject to restrictions. Thus, they will be able to enter the United States by the beginning of the fall semester.
According to Reuters, most of the international students studying in the United States are Chinese citizens. In the last academic year, their share of the total number was about 35%.