Tightening security measures for those coming to the United States
Baghdad - Agencies
The strict measures imposed on travelers arriving on direct flights to the United States will take effect on Friday, the TASS news agency reported.
According to ANB television, the 120-day deadline for airlines to correct their situation and implement rules set by the US Department of Homeland Security ended Thursday.
"Security measures include all foreign travelers, as well as Americans coming from international flights," said Lissa Farbstein, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security.
"The new security measures affect all airlines coming from airports, which were the last point of departure for the United States," the US Department of Homeland Security official told the channel.
On March 1, US authorities banned passengers from 10 major international airports from flying to the United States, including airports such as Amman, Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Ankara.