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Trump's travel rules for world: Provide data on travellers or face sanction

Countries that fail to take steps to do so within 50 days could face travel sanctions

Reuters  |  Washington 

The US State Department will require all nations to provide extensive data to help it vet visa applicants and determine whether a traveller poses a terrorist threat, according to a cable obtained by Reuters. Countries that fail to comply with the new protocols or take steps to do so within 50 days could face travel sanctions. The cable, sent to all US diplomatic posts on Wednesday, is a summary of a worldwide review of vetting procedures that was required under US President Donald Trump’s revised March 6 executive order that temporarily banned US travel by most ...

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 08:54 IST
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