KENTUCKY — Kentucky has banned all airline travel for anyone from any country who has been on any of the following travel stops: Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Morocco agains Syria, Morocco in Kuwait, Jordan in Saudi Arabia.
Kentuckians can now book tickets to any of these countries for a maximum of two days in any calendar year, though some airlines have been able to waive travel restrictions to the travel stops of the three most populous countries in the world.
The new travel ban goes into effect Dec. 1.
The travel restrictions are part of a nationwide initiative that was launched by Gov.
Matt Bevin last year and expanded to a total of 50 countries in December.
Last year, Kentucky’s governors signed an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to develop guidelines for international travel.
That document has not yet been issued, and Bevin has not said whether he intends to seek executive action to enforce the ban.
Bevin signed the agreement with other governors, including Gov.
Steve Beshear, but the governors have not yet taken action to implement it.