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No Travel Restrictions at Tallahassee International Airport So Far

No Travel Restrictions at Tallahassee International Airport So Far
Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 15:49:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Protests, court orders and confusion all ensued after President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

The order signed late in the afternoon Friday, also suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and barred Syrian refugees indefinitely.

Some travelers were detained in the U.S., others were unable to board flights from abroad, or turned back when they arrived.

In response, people filled airports in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, New York and others.

Meanwhile, the Tallahassee International Airport accounts for 32 percent of air passenger travel in the northwest Florida region.

Officials say this order should not effect travel in Tallahassee.

Chris Curry, director of aviation at TIA said, "Tallahassee International Airport has not been affected by the executive order to place restrictions on travelers coming from different countries into the United States. Those airports that are affected are the ones that are considered to be international gateways such as Atlanta, perhaps Orlando, Miami, New York, Washington."