The United Kingdom and Australia have imposed a travel ban on the people of both countries for a period of 90 days, but the people in both countries can still travel abroad if they have a visa or are granted a special travel permit.
The move follows a UK ban on people from the Middle East and Africa, but there are no restrictions on people coming from the Americas.
Australia and New York announced the ban on Friday, saying it was necessary to protect the safety of the country’s residents and visitors.
The ban affects more than 5,000 people from 11 countries, and includes some of the world’s most famous destinations, including New York City, Paris, Madrid and Tokyo.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the ban would prevent people from travelling to places like New Zealand, France and Germany and would have “devastating consequences” for Australian and New Zealander’s lives.
“We are not here to make people feel bad about coming to Australia, but we are here to protect our people and their lives,” she said.
“There are no people in New Zealand who are in fear of their lives, but in Australia, those fears are real.”
This ban is an attack on our people’s freedoms.
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