US says it is considering limiting travelers to five days of travel in 2018

US says it is considering limiting travelers to five days of travel in 2018

The United States is considering a new rule that would allow for a five-day travel ban for citizens of seven countries and a six-day ban for those from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, according to a report by The Associated Press.

The move could put at risk travel plans by American tourists.

The new ban would require people entering the country to obtain a visa before entering the United States and would restrict visas for tourists from Iran and Syria.

The Associated States Department of Homeland Security and State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the proposal.

The rule, proposed by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, would apply to travelers from Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Sudan, among others.

It would also affect refugees and migrants.

The report comes a day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.

The ban was meant to curb terrorism but has drawn criticism from human rights groups and Democrats in Congress.

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees chief executive António Guterres called on the Trump administration to reconsider the order.

“While we understand that the U.K. has a long way to go to fully comply with the requirements of this order, we hope that the president’s executive order, in conjunction with the forthcoming meeting of the Security Council, will lead to a stronger agreement on how best to strengthen our mutual security and to provide safe havens for the refugees and asylum seekers who face persecution in their home countries,” Guterre said in a statement.

The AP first reported the U-turn on Wednesday.

The White House had previously said the ban would go into effect immediately.

Trump tweeted on Wednesday that the ban had been implemented but it was unclear when.

“The ban has now been rescinded, effective immediately.

The U. S. has now entered into a new chapter in its global and bilateral relationship with our closest allies and partners, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the UAE,” he said.

He also cited other nations’ support of the U.-led coalition fighting Islamic State and said he had a “great relationship” with President Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.

“We will remain steadfast in our commitment to the people of Israel, our friends, our allies, and all who seek to uphold the universal values that define our country,” Trump said.

The State Department said in the report that it is working with its partners to review the new rules and that it will share the draft guidance with other countries.

It said it will publish the updated guidance for public comment on April 30.

The Trump administration has previously said it is trying to rein in the flow of people from the seven countries that were among the initial seven banned countries under a temporary travel ban imposed by the Obama administration in January.

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