The world is reeling from the news of the United States ban on travellers from certain countries following the attack on the Paris hotels by a group of Islamic State fighters in November.
The travel advisory issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that from January 7, 2019, travelers from certain areas will not be allowed to travel to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.
It is also saying that all airlines will not allow passengers from these countries to enter the United Nations, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, or the Schengen area.
The United States, Canada and the UK have been among the countries that have banned foreign nationals from entering the United states since the Paris attacks.
The US has also barred entry to travellers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Sudan, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Yemen.
The European Union has also taken a similar stance against those who are banned from travelling from certain places.
“If you want to travel from the EU to the US, you must be able to enter via a third country,” it said in a statement.
The UK government said it is “monitoring developments in the US and will act accordingly” when necessary.
The United States has been in the midst of a major terror campaign against the US homeland.
It has claimed responsibility for several recent attacks, including the January 7 attack at a historic Jewish cemetery in Parkland, Florida.
The attacks also left 49 people dead.
The Trump administration has been criticized for its response to the attacks.