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Donald Trump Has Banned British And Aussie Visitors From The White House

Donald Trump Has Banned British And Aussie Visitors From The White House

The White House was reopened to visitors this week but it's bad news for any Brits and Australians because there's a ban in place.

Any foreigners who want to go and pay a visit to the White House have been told they will need to contact their embassies in Washington to apply, the Independent reports.

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However, several embassies have already said they've been told by the State Department that non-Americans are not allowed at Presidential Donald Trump's digs. Others who have been told they're not allowed in the White House also include Danes and Canadians.

In a statement, the British Embassy said: "The White House website states that foreign nationals interested in touring the White House should contact their Embassy to arrange a tour.

"However, the Embassy has been advised by the US Department of State that this is on hold.

"We are therefore unable to process any applications at this time."

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Meanwhile, the Danish Embassy said: "Although the White House's website directs foreign nationals to contact their embassy to arrange a tour, we have been instructed by the US Department of State that such tours are not possible at the present time.

"We will of course update this website as soon as the Department of State enables us to arrange tours of the White House again."

Fans of politics or really big houses can usually take a 45-minute, self-guided tour of the house. Don't be too down-hearted, though, Brits can still visit the Capitol Building and the Pentagon.

It's not yet known if this is a temporary ban or a permanent one.

After he passed the executive order to ban seven Muslim-majority countries from the US a petition was set up to prevent his state visit to the UK and it racked up more than 1,850,000 signatures and was consequently debated in parliament.

The government responded to the petition by saying: "HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised."

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Topics: White House, Donald Trump, UK

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]