The Trump Travel Ban refers to a series of recent executive actions taken by President Donald Trump as president of the United States. First, President Trump issued Executive Order 13779, which placed strict restrictions on immigration into the country for people from Iran, Libya, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and Syria.
The second step was taking the action of excluding Iraq from the Visa Waiver Program for six months. This followed a ban that President Trump imposed on visas from the country but later lifted the ban. There have also been reports indicating that he may now impose a ban on all travel into the country.
There are other travel restrictions as well, such as suspending all admissions to the US to those coming from Iraq for six months. While the restrictions will impact millions of people, including immigrants and non-immigrants alike, the ban does not apply to those who have already come to the US and are applying for green cards or a visa.
The third step was putting a ban on entry from Venezuela to the US. In addition, it is possible that this could also affect American citizens living and working in Venezuela.
The fourth step was putting a ban on entries to Cuba from Venezuela, Cuba, and Jamaica. Again, while this may affect non-immigrant visitors, it does not include those who are American citizens. It is possible, however, that American citizens working in Cuba or Venezuela might be affected if they are traveling as tourists to Cuba or Venezuela.
The last step is placing a ban on all travel from North Korea. While the travel ban does not apply to Americans, it does impact North Korean citizens visiting the United States.
Another executive order that may affect travelers coming to the United States is Executive Order 13771, which bars people from countries like Jordan, Tunisia, and Morocco from entering the country unless they can show that they are traveling on business or pleasure. While this may not be affecting millions of people, it will certainly affect businesses that have employees working in countries such as Jordan, Tunisia, and Morocco.
The fourth step that could impact many people traveling to the US is an executive order called “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” This order bans all immigrant and non-immigrant travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen. The order does not mention Saudi Arabia, a country that President Obama has described as an ally in the fight against international terrorism. This ban applies only to people coming into the country, meaning it would not apply to non-immigrants who are returning to the country after an existing visa has expired.
If the fourth step does affect you, it is probably best to stay home until the ban expires. If you must travel, it is best to avoid certain countries altogether and to book your flights and accommodation well in advance. While it may not affect everyone, the government has indicated that if you enter the country during the time the order is in effect, your visa could be refused and you could face additional charges. If you are a permanent resident, a green card holder, or a US citizen, you should consider using the services of a travel service or airline to help get you to and from the country.