What Business Travelers Need to Know About Trump’s Travel Ban

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Entrepreneur has compiled the guide below to equip professionals and businesses with the knowledge and resources they will need as the government continues its legal battle over President Donald Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” As the direct and indirect results of the executive order become apparent, Entrepreneur will update the information below to reflect the experiences and concerns of travelers.

President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order continues to create fear and uncertainty, even while it is suspended.During its weeklong enforcement period, citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations were detained at airports, stranded abroad or unable to travel to the U.S. Travelers faced congested traffic due to protests and taxi strikes as well as mass confusion about the new restrictions.

When a federal judge suspended the order, these problems largely subsided. However, travelers remain on edge. People fear that restrictions could change without warning as they did on Jan. 27.

The executive order has also caused the global community to perceive the U.S. as inhospitable to foreign travelers. Businesses are worried about sending employees abroad — as well as the long-term impacts of the ban on their operations.Airline industry consultant Bob Mann told Entrepreneur that the order could have a ripple effect on the travel industry similar to that of the SARS outbreak nearly 15 years ago. He cites the disappearance of flight MH370 in 2014 as another “black swan type of event” that has harmed demand in the past.

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