GBTA Speaks Out

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s revised executive order following the initial travel ban that came out on Jan. 27, which was halted by court order.

The revised order bans foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen who don’t have a valid visa from entering the United States for 90 days. It will go into effect on March 16.

“This travel ban is an improvement over the Jan. 27 version, as it is narrower in scope and provides greater clarity about those travellers who would not be subject to the ban,” said GBTA executive director Michael W. McCormick. “The specific exemption for legal permanent residents, dual nationals and current visa holders will help mitigate confusion for the international travelling public.

“Any increased restrictions on passenger travel must be based in safety and security to ensure that the ability to travel is not impeded unnecessarily. It will remain a focus of the business travel industry to hold disruptions to a minimum, and we will continue to monitor the implementation of this ban closely.”

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