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Saturday, 1 February 2020

TRUMP IMPOSES NEW TRAVEL BAN ON NIGERIA AND 5 OTHER COUNTRIES

Trump administration officially expands travel ban to include Nigeria and 5 other countries .

The Trump administration on Friday unveiled a new set of immigration restrictions on Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan, expanding the so-called  travel ban that has been denounced as discriminatory by critics to effectively halt the admission of immigrants from Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria. 

The new restrictions aren't as severe as those other countries currently covered in the travel ban. They will still allow from  newly listed countries to travel to the US temporarily, Residents of the six countries will still be eligible for short-term business and tourist visas.

The proclamation signed by the president on Friday also maintains the restrictions currently in place for Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea.

Friday's expansion, the officials said, was the culmination of a "comprehensive" assessment by the department and is designed to ensure the designated countries improve information-sharing about criminal and terrorist activity, travel vetting procedures and other securit

The six nations could have their restrictions lifted if they address these concerns, the officials added.

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