Visa free Entry
A visa-free entry into Belarus is currently possible for German and Polish citizens for up to 30 days. However, entry must be through Minsk Airport.
Entry ban for some nationalities
On 5th December 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the entry ban in its third version is provisionally in full force.
The announced travel regulations are based on a study of around 200 countries worldwide by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
This review concluded that eight countries currently do not meet the requirements of the US government. As a result, President Trump now imposes further restrictions on the nationals or countries concerned
Iran, Yemen, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Chad and Venezuela.
The U.S. consulates explicitly point out that already set interview appointments will not be canceled. Affected persons can therefore go to their appointment.
Nevertheless, the final decision is up to the consular officer - the assessment of the grounds for the visa application, in particular the application of derogations, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Hardship cases will also be taken into account.
However, until the U.S. Supreme Court makes a final decision on the entry ban, we must continue to expect changes in this area. A final verdict from the Supreme Court can drag on until next year.
We advise travelers of the countries concerned, who currently hold a valid visa and a valid status for the U.S. and who currently are in the U.S., ideally not to leave the country or urgently to check whether a re-entry due to exemptions is possible!