NEW YORK — The US State Department has lifted restrictions on Hawaii and New York from entering the United States on Tuesday, saying the two states can continue to travel and business in their respective countries.
The move comes as President Donald Trump and his administration are working to roll back President Barack Obama’s travel restrictions.
Trump tweeted on Monday that he wanted to “get back to business as usual.”
The department said the two countries will continue to “operate as normal” after the new administration takes office in January.
The US is “not in a position to reopen the borders to nationals of the states affected,” the department said in a statement Tuesday.
The two states were in limbo for more than a week before the Trump administration lifted the restrictions.