MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The prime minister added that this confirmation from Washington is an "important assurance" signifying how effective the ongoing cooperation between both governments is for protecting Australia’s national interests, as well as its people.
"We have received confirmation from the White House this morning that Australian passport holders will be able to travel to and from the United States in the normal way. They won't be affected by the recent executive order… regardless of whether they are dual-citizens of another country, or where they were born," Turnbull told reporters, as quoted by local media.
On January 27, Trump signed an executive order, which blocks all refugees from coming to the United States for 120 days and suspends the entry for people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia for 90 days.
Since Trump's order was announced, the leaders of many countries including Germany, Turkey, Pakistan, Canada, France, and Italy, have voiced their criticism and opposition to the travel ban.