In a rebuke to a majority of Americans, the Trump administration is quietly continuing to cut off American citizens from some parts of the world, following a worldwide travel ban the U.S. imposed on citizens from six mostly Muslim countries after terrorists carried out attacks on American soil. However, those restrictions are far more limited than the ban on visitors from those same nations that the administration announced in December 2017.
Following a general tightening of immigration requirements nationwide, the Department of Homeland Security is now giving some countries seven days to prove they can improve the processes that keep terrorists out of the U.S. A U.S. foreign-born senior law enforcement official told Fox News, however, that most of the U.S. actions are voluntary.
The U.S. doesn’t offer direct control of immigration from other countries, as does Canada. However, both countries have extensive cooperation with law enforcement that allows them to quickly access information about people coming in.
Many travelers today feel more confident about traveling, and are often able to rely on more-specific warnings from the U.S. that tell them to keep extra watch for certain types of people and certain types of places. Additionally, governments have now received extensive training on spotting terror suspect potentials. Despite these benefits, travelers to the U.S. have at times been surprised by visa fees, the absence of airports that serve alcohol, and the need to pay to take medications or get vaccinations as part of a trip to the U.S.