Important changes to entry requirements to the United States

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has held conversations with the US government and as a result we can clarify that:

  • the Presidential executive order only applies to individuals travelling from one of the 7 names countries
  • if you are travelling to the US from anywhere other than one of those countries (for instance, the UK) the executive order does not apply to you and you will experience no extra checks regardless of your nationality or your place of birth
  • if you are a UK national who happens to be travelling from one of the named countries to the US, then the order does no apply to you – even if you were born in one of those countries
  • if you are a dual citizen of one of the names countries travelling to the US from OUTSIDE those countries then the order does no apply to you

www.gov.uk/government/news/presidential-executive-order-on-inbound-migration-to-us

The only dual nationals who might have extra checks are those coming from one of the 7 countries themselves – for example a UK-Libya dual national coming from Libya to the US.

Up to date information can be found here – www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa

We advise all travellers who feel they might be affected by this entry restriction to seek advise prior to travel.