An U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York August 31, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria has advised against any non-urgent travel to the United States after several citizens with valid visas had been denied entry, a presidential aide said on Monday.

Nigerians without any urgent need should “consider rescheduling their trip until there is clarity on the new immigration policy,” Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Toby Chopra)


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