US Travel Ban
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Who Made It To The US Travel Ban List
United States added Venezuela, North Korea, and Chad to the list of countries directly affected by a so-called ‘travel ban’, in doing so severely limiting the ability of some people from those countries to enter the US.
In the case of Venezuelans, only select government officials are banned. However, enhanced border inspection may obstruct other travelers from that country, as well as people looking to immigrate.
When Is The New US Travel Ban Taking Effect?
The new order will take effect on October 18. The order imposes the most stringent restrictions on Syria and North Korea. All citizens from these two countries will be denied visas for entry into the United States after the proclamation is declared.
The United States is Venezuela’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade in goods between the countries having reached $23.9 billion in 2015. More than 320,000 US residents trace their heritage to Venezuela.
The US administration’s order states that ‘Venezuela’s government fails to share public-safety and terrorism-related information adequately,’ and consequently ‘the restrictions imposed by this proclamation focus on government officials of Venezuela who are responsible for the identified inadequacies.’
US Travel Ban And Canada
Current and future visitors to North America should note that their permission to enter Canada is not affected by the US travel ban. The government of Canada places no country-by-country restrictions on visitors, workers, students, and potential immigrants, and assesses applications to come to Canada on the existing regulations, which are generally perceived around the world as being open and welcoming.
The government of Canada places no country-by-country restrictions on visitors, workers, students, and potential immigrants, and assesses applications to come to Canada on the existing regulations, which are generally perceived around the world as being open and welcoming.
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