Australia has banned all mass transit travel between the US and Mexico and New York state has imposed a ban on all travel between New York and New Jersey.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that all flights between the two states will be canceled starting Thursday.
This will come as a relief to those who have been stuck in New York since Monday when the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a nationwide emergency travel order.
US President Donald Trump has said that a “major crisis” could erupt if the US continued to allow people from Mexico and Canada to enter the US.
The Federal Aviation Agency says the decision will help US and Canadian air traffic control, emergency services and air traffic controllers “to maintain and improve air safety”.
The DOT issued the emergency travel orders to help deal with “the immediate and severe threat of an impending disaster” from a potential humanitarian crisis in Texas and other parts of the United States.
The travel restrictions are a response to a report from the US State Department which said the number of people who had arrived in the US since Monday had surpassed 100,000.
“The Federal Aviation Commission (FAC) is aware of a report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that indicates the number and extent of arrivals in the United Kingdom and other affected countries is more than triple that of arrivals during the same period last year,” the FAA said in a statement.
“Based on the current information, the FAA is currently reviewing its travel and air space policies and procedures to ensure they are safe and effective.”
The US has been facing a severe humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Harvey and the deadly wildfires in Texas.
The State Department said on Tuesday that more than $300bn in relief money was needed to support the people affected by the storm.
The Texas Department of State Health Services said on Monday that the state had received more than 200,000 medical aid requests.
It said that of those, more than 100,0000 people needed assistance in the form of $500,000 emergency aid and $1.6bn in food assistance.
The department added that the amount needed for an emergency relief package of $1bn was “under review”.