CANADA — The Canada Border Services Agency says it’s banning flights to the U.S. from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Cyprus, Austria, Malta, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
The U.K. and France were the first to announce the ban on Tuesday.
The other bans in the U, U.A.E., Australia and New Zealand are expected to be announced Thursday.
The CBSA says it has a ban on passengers from those countries, which have also banned flights to and from the U for nearly a year.
The agency says it can’t take any further action until a court orders the ban.
It’s the first time the CBSA has issued a travel restriction to the United States since the country’s ban was implemented in December, a move that sparked outrage in some parts of the world.
The ban comes after President Donald Trump signed a controversial executive order on Jan. 27 that temporarily blocked travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United State and barred refugees and residents from the seven countries for 120 days.
A federal judge in Maryland blocked the ban nationwide in March, saying the executive order was not lawful under the Constitution.
A U.N. panel on Thursday also ruled that the ban was unconstitutional, saying it was unconstitutional because it was a violation of the U