Travel ban temporarily lifts travel restrictions for travel to US, Hawaii
Travelers to the United States, Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands will be able to travel as of Sunday, a move that will lift travel restrictions temporarily on citizens of those countries and temporarily bars U.S. citizens from visiting those areas.
In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security said the travel ban was lifted on Saturday night.
It says citizens of the six countries affected by the ban will be allowed to return to the countries they currently reside and work, as long as they don’t violate any of the restrictions.
While this is a temporary measure, we believe that it provides our partners with the best chance to secure our nation and the world.
The department says all U.N. and international flights will be suspended, but will continue to facilitate the transfer of persons, goods and technology.
The department did not say how long the ban on Americans will remain in place.
This is a momentous day for America.
We are committed to upholding the rule of law and enforcing the law.
This is a time for us to remember that our values are more important than our borders, and we will not be deterred from upholding our values by threats of violence and intimidation.