The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to consult
the travel industry prior to enforcing a 90-day travel ban against nationals of
Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
"The implementation of the executive order will be done
professionally, with clear and sufficient public notice, particularly to
potentially affected travelers, and in coordination with partners in the travel
industry," DHS said in a statement Monday.
The department added that it would provide details on when
and how the ban will be implemented after consultation with the Justice
Department and the State Department.
The statement follows the Supreme Court's decision to allow
the Trump administration to mostly enforce the travel ban until the court hears
the case in October. The administration can block most nationals from the six
mostly Muslim countries from entering the U.S, the court said in an unsigned
opinion. However, exceptions must be made for individuals "who have a
credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the
For example, people visiting close relatives or who have
lined up jobs or schooling in the U.S. cannot be subject to the ban.
Implementation of a similar travel ban in January caused
chaos at airports around the world.
In a statement Monday, the U.S. Travel Association urged the
administration to emphasize the importance of travel and tourism to the U.S.
"An overt message of welcome that accompanies tough talk
aimed at terrorists and visa overstayers would do a lot to sustain and grow the
immense economic benefit that comes from international travel to the U.S.,"
the administration said.