The United States has announced it is expanding its controversial travel ban to include restrictions on six more countries.
People from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania will now be blocked from obtaining certain types of visas.
People from those countries will still be able to visit the US.
An official said the new measures were the result of failures by the six countries to meet US security and information-sharing standards.
“These countries, for the most part, want to be helpful but for a variety of different reasons simply failed to meet those minimum requirements that we laid out,” acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told reporters on Friday.
He said officials would work with the countries on bolstering their security requirements to help them get off the list.
President Donald Trump first introduced a travel ban in 2017. It currently closes US borders to citizens from seven countries, most with Muslim majorities.