The initial travel restrictions put out by Donald Trump within his first month of becoming President were overturned. Many in the immigration community saw it as the unlawful prevention of certain religious groups from entering the country. Many on the left proclaimed it to be a “Muslim travel ban.”
Anyone with knowledge on world demographics knows this not to be the case, as the most populated Islamic countries in the world were not affected by the travel ban. It just so happens more world terrorist activity stems from the original seven banned countries on the travel restrictions list.
Despite the overturning of Donald Trump’s travel restrictions, he has since released revised requirements, including a new shift on policy when it comes to allowing technological devices on flights coming from eight Middle Eastern and African nations.
While the new travel restrictions regarding technology will surely ruffle the feathers of some, continually changing and evolving security measures is important. After a terrorist attempted to sneak a bomb onto a plane through his shoes, all airports now require the removal of shoes while going through security. These changes are inconvenient, but it has increased safety on flights.
While most airline passengers would love to return to how easy air travel once was before 9/11, that simply is not possible. The new travel restrictions will affect around 50 international flights traveling to the United States on a daily basis. What are some of the new travel restrictions? Watch the provided video to learn more about these security measures.