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Old 11.09.2020, 09:00
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Have any non-US citizens flown to the USA recently?

Unfortunately, my elderly mom living in America with dementia is fading fast and if I don't visit her soon she will either not know who I am, or will be gone altogether. I gave up my US pass a long time ago, and only have a Swiss one now. Has anyone in a similar situation been granted permission to fly to the USA recently?
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Re: Have any non-US citizens flown to the USA recently?

Call your airline. They will know the rules ...
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Old 11.09.2020, 11:36
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Unfortunately, my elderly mom living in America with dementia is fading fast and if I don't visit her soon she will either not know who I am, or will be gone altogether. I gave up my US pass a long time ago, and only have a Swiss one now. Has anyone in a similar situation been granted permission to fly to the USA recently?
Sorry to hear about your mom. If the CDC website is to be believed, you should be able to fly as early as the 14th or 15th if needed without too many hassles in terms of quarantine. The airlines should also have a sense of what's going on, and you can also call the U.S. Embassy if it's really an emergency. Remember to get your ESTA.
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Re: Have any non-US citizens flown to the USA recently?

I called Swiss International Airlines to ask. They told me they don't know and can't advise me, and that I should contact the US Embassy.
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Old 18.09.2020, 16:14
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Calling the US Embassy resulted in a recorded message version of musical chairs. No person picked up, and each prompt emphasized that they only help US citizens. So no help.
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Calling the US Embassy resulted in a recorded message version of musical chairs. No person picked up, and each prompt emphasized that they only help US citizens. So no help.

I keep track of this all of the time because we are American but we don't want to quarantine. As of 14 September, it is still forbidden for the following countries to go to the US at all, let alone with quarantine:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...countries.html
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I keep track of this all of the time because we are American but we don't want to quarantine. As of 14 September, it is still forbidden for the following countries to go to the US at all, let alone with quarantine:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...countries.html
I read that children of US Citizens have special status. But it looks like it will be difficult to figure out what that is, and it probably changes daily.
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Re: Have any non-US citizens flown to the USA recently?

definitely write to the Embassy or call them even though they say they only help US citizens you could still leave a voice message and leave your name date of birth and contact info I think they will get back to you or email always work and be careful sometimes their reply email may go to the spam folder because some server like Gmail they would say they cannot verify state.gov

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Re: Have any non-US citizens flown to the USA recently?

hey there,
it should be possible for you to travel to the US now (you need to find out what the 15 airports are though). best of luck and very sorry to hear about your mom. this is tough.

10:30 p.m. ET, September 9, 2020
US to end limit on international arrivals from certain countries to 15 airports

https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-n...ntl/index.html
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