POST TIME: 29 January, 2017 00:00 00 AM
Airlines barring Iranians from US-bound flights

Airlines barring Iranians from US-bound flights

Foreign airlines are barring Iranians from travelling to the United States following President Donald Trump’s temporary order barring visas for seven Muslim countries, travel agents in Tehran said yesterday, reports AFP.
Two agencies told AFP they had been instructed by Etihad Airways, Emirates and Turkish Airlines not to sell US tickets or allow Iranians holding American visas to board US-bound flights.
The news comes after Trump imposed tough new controls on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.The new US president signed a sweeping executive order on Friday to suspend refugee arrivals and
impose tough controls on travellers from the seven countries.Iran’s Aviation Organisation said have not issued any new instructions to Iranian airlines, which do not have direct flights to the Unites States in the absence of diplomatic ties between the two countries.