Japan’s 2 major airlines are allowing people with passports from the 7 countries designated by US President Donald Trump’s travel ban to board flights bound for the US.
That follows a decision on Friday by a federal district court in Seattle to temporarily halt the executive action, which banned nationals from the 7 countries, as well as all refugees, from entering the United States.
The judge made the ruling effective immediately, meaning the travel ban was lifted straight away.
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines say they confirmed with the US Homeland Security Department that the ban had been lifted, and started accepting passengers on Saturday.
On Monday, both airlines stopped allowing citizens of the 7 countries to check in to any flight bound to the US.
All Nippon Airways says it will keep in touch with US authorities when checking in passengers in question.
Earlier this week, at least 2 passengers gave up on getting Japan Airlines flights to the US.
from : NHK Saturday, February 4, 20:09
Link : https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170204_29/