Ambassador Continues Engagement with Congress Members Bass and Schneider
- News From Libya -
Jan 21, 2021
In 2017, legislation was enacted to heavily restrict visa acceptances of foreign nationals from Muslim-majority countries, which included Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Libya, with many other countries later added to this list in 2020. As one of his first executive orders, President Joseph R. Biden signed legislation to rescind this previous action, ultimately creating less restrictions on these countries and enabling more foreign nationals of Muslim-majority countries to enter the United States.
As it pertains to Libya, the Embassy welcomes the changes being made in this executive order, as it allows more Libyans to be accepted to travel to the United States for various purposes, such as business and family visits. This executive order will enable greater person-to-person exchanges between our two nations, and will only strengthen the State of Libya’s ties with the United States.
To read the official White House proclamation, click here.