Re: [Gendispatch] IETF LLC & IETF Participation from USA-sanctioned countries

Bill Woodcock <woody@pch.net> Wed, 03 March 2021 21:47 UTC

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> On Mar 3, 2021, at 10:43 PM, Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com> wrote:
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> In addition to the clarification that Fernando asked for, I guess I'd like to know (vaguely) whether this has been a problem in the past, maybe how many people have been turned away.
> 
> I'm guessing that there are other barriers in a similar category: do we have any  idea how many people haven't been able to attend meetings in person because of visa issues?

Anecdotally, my understanding is that getting US (and sometimes Schengen and other country) visas has been a much larger problem than the sanctions problem.

PCH has staff globally, and we’ve had our staff refused visas for conference participation with some regularity.

                                -Bill