The Most Common Travel Restrictions and Their Causes

The United States is facing a “dramatic decline in the number of international travel permits issued,” according to a new report from the US Customs and Border Protection agency.

As of May 2017, about 3.4 million foreign visitors entered the US from abroad every year, a decline of about 25% from 2010.

However, according to the CBP report, it is not only the number that is dropping, but also the severity of the decline.

The report details the following: • Travel restrictions have reduced the number and severity of visa applications in the United States, with the most common visa restrictions affecting people from five countries: Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.

However the report does not state how many visa applications are issued each year.

The CBP says there are about 6.6 million applications from each of those five countries each year and that the number is declining as a result.

The number of applications issued from those five nations declined by 1.4% from 2009 to 2010, the most recent year for which data is available.• Traveling to more countries, especially from the Caribbean, has become more common.

The majority of visa-related travelers to the US are from the Americas, Asia, and Africa, the CBPS report states.

However in 2016, the Caribbean accounted for the majority of travel visa applications. 

The number of nonimmigrant visa applications for the Caribbean increased by about 10% from 2011 to 2016, to 6.4M, the highest number of visa approvals from the region in history, according the CBPA report.

However there were nearly 1.5M nonimmigrant visas issued to travelers from the U.S. and Canada, a decrease of nearly 50%. 

The report says that in 2017, the U of A held about 3,600 nonimmigrant visitors from Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, while there were 4,000 nonimmigrant tourists from Canada and New York, a total of 1.6M. 

Overall, the report says, there were more than 9,000 applications from U.K. citizens, 4,500 applications from American citizens, and 2,000 from Chinese citizens.

The biggest increase in applications was from non-U.S.-born citizens. 

Travelers from China, India, and other countries with large populations are often the primary target of visa restrictions, with a total increase of about 2,100 in the last three years.

In 2016, China received the most visas, with about 3M, followed by India with about 2.3M.

India also accounted for nearly half of the visas issued from the rest of the world, and nearly 60% of those were issued to U.Y. residents.