Administration officially ends HIV travel ban
HIV Travel Ban Rule. On 10/30/09, President Obama announced the elimination of the HIV entry ban at the signing of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. The President stated that on 11/2/09 his Administration will issue a final rule to repeal the ban. The final rule is effective on 1/4/10. Some countries limit entry for people with HIV travel ban rule. However, the number of countries restricting travel by people with HIV has reduced in recent years. Many countries clearly state that the HIV status will not affect whether you can visit, stay, or work. Most countries do not require any type of medical tests for short-term or long-term stays. However, there are still some countries which do limit entry for people living with HIV. A small number of these have an entry ban. This means that if you travel to these countries and you are living with HIV, you might not be allowed to enter. In other countries, restrictions only apply to longer stays. You might be allowed to enter for a short time (such as for a holiday), but not be allowed to work or live there.