Qantas has assured passengers affected by the United States’ new ban on migrants from seven majority-Muslim nations that they will be entitled to refunds, or new tickets with alternate destinations.
After President Donald Trump’s executive order barred citizens of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days, Qantas said “a number of options” are available to impacted travelers.
Already, the impact of the ban is being felt:
@jimsciutto I’ve genuinely never seen my father cry before. I don’t know what to even do
— amanda abdelaziz (@sitdownamanda) January 28, 2017
@jimsciutto I’m an Iranian PhD student in the US and I can’t visit my family anymore.I guess I’m going to switch to Masters and go back ASAP
— _ (@J__qu) January 28, 2017
@jimsciutto Canadian Iranian with U.S. Green Card and living in the United States. Scared if I go to Canada, I won’t be allowed back in U.S.
— Yasmineh Mirabedini (@yasminehm) January 28, 2017