Revised U.S. Executive Order: New Immigration Regulations for Six Nationalities
Earlier this week U.S. President Trump signed a new executive order that impacts travellers from six countries. Starting on March 16, 2017 travellers holding passports from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen will be barred entry to the United States for a period of no less than 90 days, unless holding a valid U.S. visa issued before January 27, 2017. Visa issuance for these six nationalities will be suspended on March 16, 2017 and they will be unable to obtain new visas to the United States for at least 90 days.
Please note that Iraqi passport holders, previously barred from entry to the U.S., will be permitted into the country but are subject to additional scrutiny at border crossings. All refugees are barred from entry for 120 days. Individuals holding Green Cards, those possessing dual nationality from a non-banned country and travelling using the non-banned passport, and diplomats from the six previously mentioned nations will be admitted into the United States. CIBT will continue to monitor this new travel policy and will notify our travellers as soon as new information or changes become available.
Immunization – International Requirements
Many countries require travellers to show proof of International Certificates of Vaccination for a number of diseases when entering or exiting their country. In some cases, the consulate will require the certificate to be included with the traveller’s visa application. We recommend that travellers check the requirements for their destination when planning their international trip. Stay informed, visit our Travel Resources page to learn more.
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Travel Visa Validity – What You Need To Know
Travellers are responsible for checking the validity and accuracy of their travel documents. Before going on your international trip, make sure to verify the details of your visa in your passport. Many visas are date-specific and you could be denied entry to your destination if your travel date changes. Visit our Travel Visa Samples page to see examples of visas and key information you should look for to ensure your document is accurate.
Let The Government Of Canada Know Your Travel Plans
The Government of Canada recommends Canadian citizens register with the Canadian Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Feel more secure about your international travels by having CIBT register your trip with the Government of Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs. Registration notifies the Canadian Embassy in each country of your travel plans and you will receive travel advisory and warning notifications. Learn more and register.