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USA Seattle Summer Holiday Travel with my spouse and son (non US citizens)

Hello all, My first post.

Still a bit confused and perhaps some families have already traveled to the US from Switzerland. My partner and I are not legally married. Her and my son both are Citizens of Switzerland. Can she accompany me into USA for a summer family trip with a negative covid test etc? End destination is Seattle, Washington. We understand end of June, many things are looking to open up, just curious if family can join. We want to book tickets asap and your thoughts are appreciated!
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check with the embassy. I think not. No.
Tourism is not yet allowed.
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There is a work around if you have time. they can spend 2 weeks in a country to which travel to the USA is permitted, then travel on to the US. I know of people who have done this via Egypt and Dominican Republic. Mexico would be an option and I'm sure there are more.
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There is a work around if you have time. they can spend 2 weeks in a country to which travel to the USA is permitted, then travel on to the US. I know of people who have done this via Egypt and Dominican Republic. Mexico would be an option and I'm sure there are more.
but isn't that one needs 'a reason' to enter US and today turism is not the one?

I have BIL that just told me he can't come over to CH - would need to get a visa for CH (with US passport ) - strange ...
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but isn't that one needs 'a reason' to enter US and today turism is not the one?

I have BIL that just told me he can't come over to CH - would need to get a visa for CH (with US passport ) - strange ...
From Europe yes.... but not everywhere. I just had a friend head over there via another country.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...countries.html
With specific exceptions, several Presidential proclamations suspend and limit entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of noncitizens who were physically present within the following countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below.

China
Iran
European Schengen area
United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
Brazil
South Africa
India

There are family exceptions though, minor children being one. You should ask the US Embassy about your partner.
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Re: USA Seattle Summer Holiday Travel with my spouse and son (non US citizens)

Hello,

We have recently traveled to the US, and my husband is EU (I am US/kids are US/EU). We were required to show a copy of our marriage license to establish our relationship, in order to board/enter as per the presidential proclamation from Jan 2021 (excerpted in part below). We were not asked about the purpose of our trip.

I don't know whether partners would be allowed per se, but if your child is US, then yes, your partner could enter. I assume you would then need to bring the child's birth certificate as proof.


It is important to bring proof to establish the relationships required for entry, this was not made clear when we left but luckily we had the documentation on hand. Even then, you might expect some secondary screening upon arrival.


All the best.


https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-...virus-disease/


Part of the presidential proclaimation from this year:

Sec. 2. Scope of Suspension and Limitation on Entry. (a) Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply to:
(i) any lawful permanent resident of the United States;
(ii) any noncitizen national of the United States;
(iii) any noncitizen who is the spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
(iv) any noncitizen who is the parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;
(v) any noncitizen who is the sibling of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
(vi) any noncitizen who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications
(vii) any noncitizen traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;
(viii) any noncitizen traveling as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a C-1, D, or C-1/D nonimmigrant visa as a crewmember or any noncitizen otherwise traveling to the United States as air or sea crew;
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