At the summit of world leaders in Brussels, President Trump on Monday announced that he has lifted restrictions that had prevented citizens of six countries from visiting the United States, while announcing his intention to continue the ban on travel to the U.S. by most citizens of Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Sudan.
The travel restrictions were imposed by President Trump in March 2017. The ban sought to block immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, based on nationality. The restriction did not apply to anyone who holds a valid passport and met the criteria for refugee resettlement in the U.S.
Under Trump’s proclamation, applications from seven countries no longer fall under the ban. Those countries were: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
People can once again apply for and obtain U.S. visas and immigration documents, which must be approved by federal immigration authorities.
Click through to learn more about who will be allowed to enter the U.S. and what’s in the new order.