See How Trump’s Travel Ban Can affect Nigerians
Lots of people wants to know if President Trump Travel ban can affect Nigerians, if yes what next but if no what advice do they need.
The United States of America President Trump’s immigration ban took up much of the weekend news around the world after he signed travel ban on seven countries from the Middle East and Africa. The ban prevents immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for the next 90 days except those with special visas.
With this news two sets of Nigerians were immediately troubled by this executive order. The first were those who have visited any of the seven listed countries recently, and the second were those who have dual citizenship in any of these countries.
What Led to the Trump’s Travel Ban?
Trump travel ban was introduced to improve national security and prevent terrorists from entering into America.
He further clarified the reason for the order saying it was not a Muslim ban since other 40 Muslim countries were not listed among the banned countries.
Nevertheless, the unclear nature of the policy which was misinterpreted to include any member of the Muslim faith seeking to cross the United State of America border provoked a flurry of questions on who is exactly affected by this executive order.
Who Is Affected by the Travel Ban?
The order banned citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries which are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Every citizen and anyone travelling from one of the 7 countries faces 90-days visa suspension. However, some visa categories such as diplomats and the UN, are not included in the suspension. This new immigration policy has brought in a suspension of the US Refugee Admission programme for 120 days with an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees.
Questions And Answers
Questions by Nigerian Travellers
What Happens to those Nigerians that has dual citizenship with one of these banned Muslim countries, would the immigration policy also affect them?
Yes and No this is because .The immigration policy might affect Nigerians that have dual citizenship with any of the seven listed countries. According to the www.ustraveldocs.com
Please if you are a national, or dual national, of one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa appointment or pay any visa fees at this time. If you already have an appointment scheduled, please do not attend your appointment as no body will attend to you.
Therefore, if you fall into this category, it is best advised to withhold any travel plans to the United States of America.
Does the travel ban affect individuals that have recently or once visited the banned countries?
The travel ban is only placed on the national and dual national from the 7 countries- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. However, if you are also travelling from one of the 7 countries you might be restricted from entry United States of America.
What about citizens of the banned countries who retain dual-citizenship?
Please note that travel ban automatically affects citizens of the banned countries irrespective of the country he/she hails from. However, due to the bilateral relationship with the UK government, dual citizens from Britain might be exempted from the ban and also Australian.
As a result to this executive order, America Airports are in a state of confusion. Best advice, if you are planning to visit America soon, be ready to experience delay at the airport with the citizens protesting/disturbing against the travel ban. Also, the Immigration officer might spend more time scrutinizing the traveller’s document than before, so it is important to take extra precautions to ensure that you have all of the proper documentation.
How Have the Airlines Reacted to Trump’s Travel Ban?
President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order set off mass confusion for airlines around the world. Although, American Airlines, Delta and United have begun offering fee waivers, including rebooking and refund options. Qatar Airways had to change some of its crew in order to adjust to the policy.
In conclusion, since the Trump’s Travel ban affects a good number of people within and outside America, travellers are strongly advise to look into travelling to other places in the world. Few countries are already welcoming visitors with open arms, with no restriction based on their nationalities.
Also when booking your flight we advice you consult your Travel Agent
, for best advice because we have received complains from our clients telling us that they were turned back for using airlines that routed through the seven banned Islamic countries..