A new, stricter version of the Trump administration’s travel restrictions has been imposed in the US and several European countries.
The new measures will make it harder for people to enter the country, ban the entry of foreign nationals from certain countries and restrict entry to the US.
The new travel restrictions will be in place for two months, beginning in January, and it applies to travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
This means anyone from those countries will be able to enter, with the exception of those who have a valid visa, as they enter the US, according to a new government document.
This new measure is a big step up from the original version that was implemented in January 2017, which included only two restrictions: people from Syria would be banned from entering the US for at least 90 days, and anyone from Iran would be barred for a minimum of 180 days.
The first travel ban, introduced in January 2016, was set to expire at the end of March.
This new version, however, will expire in two months.
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Related: US courts uphold Trump’s immigration ban The new ban is more restrictive than the original, which required visa holders to present a visa application.
But it does allow some exceptions to the ban, such as for spouses and civil partners of US citizens and permanent residents, and those with a valid green card.
The revised version of Trump’s ban applies to anyone who is not a permanent resident, but can still visit the US from one of the seven countries it bans: Iran, Syria, Sudan and Yemen, according the State Department.
These countries were chosen because they are the most restrictive in terms of travel and entry.
While the Trump travel ban is still subject to court challenges, there are still a number of legal avenues open to the administration.
If the new travel restriction is upheld, the US will be the first country in the world to take measures to ban people from countries with strong ties to terror groups and to try to reduce the number of refugees it takes in.
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