US Travel Ban for the H-2B and J1 Visa Programs
Trump’s Executive Order June, 22, 2020 - H-2B and J1 Workers who are currently outside USA are banned from entry until December 31, 2020.
Visa application will not be approved prior to December 31st, even if the US Embassy is open. The executive order will be reviewed again in Dec 2020 and can be extended.
Exceptions are for:
Workers outside USA who currently have a valid stamped H-2B or J1 visa can enter.
Workers already in the US applying for Extension, or transfer.