Air France bars 15 fliers from travelling to USA

Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

Air FranceFrench national carrier, Air France, stopped 15 passengers from Muslim countries from travelling to the U.S. because they would have been barred entry under President Donald Trump’s new immigration fiat.

 
The airline said in a statement that it was informed Saturday by the U.S. government of the new restrictions, and had no choice but to bar the passengers from boarding U.S.-bound flights.

 
An airline spokeswoman said Monday that the passengers were taken back to their point of departure or otherwise taken care of. She would not provide the passengers’ names, nationalities or other details.

 
The passengers were from seven Muslim-majority countries affected by the three-month immigration ban: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

 
The company earlier had reported that 21 passengers had been turned away, but then corrected its count.

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