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Friday, February 19, 2016

Visa-Waiver Limits Expanded To Libya, Somalia, Yemen

Citizens of LibyaSomalia, and Yemen and anyone who traveled through those countries since 2011 will need a visa to enter the USA, the Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday.
The new additions expand to seven the list of countries in the Middle East and North Africa under closer scrutiny since December when Congress ordered new restrictions for citizens of Syria, Iran, Iraq and Sudan, or travelers who recently visited those countries.
The restrictions apply to travelers to the U.S. who transit through the 38 countries – mostly in Europe – where the U.S. does not require visas.  Congress intended the requirements to prevent citizens of terror hot-spots, or people who had traveled to those countries recently, from unfettered travel to the U.S.
Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/02/18/dhs-adds-scrutiny-travelers-libya-somalia-and-yemen/80552936/