UNITED STATES – Libya, Somalia and Yemen Added to Countries of Concern List for Visa Waiver Program

On 18 February the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it is adding Libya, Somalia and Yemen to the list of countries or areas of concern, limiting Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travel for certain individuals who have visited any of those countries since 1 March 2011.

However, unlike the first four countries on the list (Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Syria, since 21 January 2016), a person who is a dual citizen of a visa waiver-eligible country and one of the newly added countries of concern may still travel using the VWP.

The changes come under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015.

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UNITED STATES – Libya, Somalia and Yemen Added to Countries of Concern List for Visa Waiver Program

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Littler and Maggio and Kattar.