Currently, the United States is under a Level 4 Global Health Advisory, meaning the Department of State is advising against all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world have suspended routine in-person appointments, including appointments to apply for and renew visa stamps. The Department of Health and Human Services, together with the Center for Disease Control, issued orders to close both the Northern and Southern borders to all but essential travel. With international travel coming seemingly to a halt, employers may be concerned about visa status expirations for their employees who typically extend their status through travel or the consulate, including those in E, Blanket L-1, and TN visa status. MORE.