By Ryan Luecker and Andrew FassettTravel restrictions are being imposed in New York and New Jersey as New York City tries to ease restrictions on foreign visitors coming to the city.
A state law that was passed last week will affect anyone traveling in New Yorkers state.
The law applies to all visitors coming from other states, except for those who have an appointment to visit the United States, according to a news release.
New York City officials announced the law late Thursday.
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie signed the bill in the state capitol building on Thursday.
Christie says the law applies only to visitors coming into New York.
The state is working with other states and is reviewing the law.
The governor says he will sign a new bill next week.
New Yorkers are not exempt from the travel restrictions.
The New York Daily News reports New Yorkers who come to New York to visit family or friends are subject to the travel restriction.
The state law also applies to visitors from Canada, Australia, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
It was announced Friday that a ban on people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen was being lifted.
New Mexico’s governor announced on Thursday that visitors from those nations are subject for now to the restrictions.
A group of lawmakers from both New Jersey, New York State, and New Mexico filed suit Friday asking the federal government to block the implementation of the New York travel restriction law.
The group, which includes Republican lawmakers and the governor, argued that the state has not followed federal guidelines for issuing the temporary travel restrictions and is violating federal law.