Published on 2 Feb 2017 Sections ,

British NHS doctor affected by US travel ban

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Now one of Donald Trump’s most controversial executive orders is his travel ban covering people from seven mostly Muslim countries. It shouldn’t have affected Dr Abtehale Al-Hussaini, a British national who works as a consultant cardiologist in the NHS.

She often travels to the United States but yesterday morning when she arrived at Heathrow, airline and U.S. immigration officials stopped her from boarding her flights saying only “the rules have changed”. Dr Al-Hussaini says she hasn’t breached any of the temporary ESTA visa rules and was left feeling utterly humiliated.