Egypt lets 6 Yemenis board New York-bound flight

2017-06-27 19:13
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Washington - Egyptian airport officials say six Yemenis, including some with American citizenship, were allowed to board a flight to New York despite the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The officials say the Yemenis were allowed to board EgyptAir flight 985 to John F Kennedy airport early on Tuesday because Cairo airport authorities had yet to receive official instructions from the United States on how to implement the ban.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to disclose the information.

The US travel ban does not apply to Egypt but to Yemen and five other Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Sudan. It exempts those with "a bona fide relationship" with a person or entity in the United States.

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