U.K. Says It Has Won an Exemption From U.S. Travel Ban

British passport holders are free to travel to the U.S. and aren’t affected by a ban on people with links to seven mainly Muslim countries, U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said, as officials around the world sought clarity on the new rules.

Johnson was trying to end confusion over the extent of President Donald Trump’s ban after speaking on Sunday to Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Johnson released a detailed statement after the discussion saying that only nationals of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya, traveling directly to the U.S. from those countries, are affected.

“The general principle is that all British passport holders remain welcome to travel to the United States,” Johnson told the House of Commons in London on Monday. “We’ve received assurances from the U.S. Embassy that this executive order will make no difference to any British passport holder irrespective of their country of birth or whether they hold another passport.”

The U.S. Embassy in London had continued on Monday morning to warn all nationals or dual nationals of those countries not to attempt to apply for visas in a https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-30/u-s-embassy-contradicts-u-k-foreign-office-over-travel-ban

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