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U.S. Puts More Restrictions on Visa-Waiver Program

Newspaper article International New York Times

U.S. Puts More Restrictions on Visa-Waiver Program

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People who have visited Libya, Somalia or Yemen in the past five years are not eligible to enter the United States without a visa, the new rules say.

The Department of Homeland Security has added three countries to a growing list that would prohibit people who have visited those nations in the past five years from entering the United States without a visa.

The new countries named on Thursday are Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The department indicated that other nations could be added.

The Obama administration previously announced changes to the visa- waiver program that would make it harder for travelers to enter the United States from Europe if they had dual citizenship from Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria, or had visited one of those countries in the last five years. …

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