Donald Trump could face international travel restrictions after historic conviction

Following his conviction in the hush money trial, Donald Trump could face far-reaching consequences. Several countries could refuse the former US president entry.

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Donald Trump has officially been convicted in the hush money trial, and many are now asking the question—what will happen to the former POTUS, will he go to jail or get off lighter penalties?

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Whatever the case may be, this is a significant event in the history of the USA and has provoked a variety of different reactions around the world. Republicans in particular dislike Trump's conviction immensely.

Stormy Daniels, the central figure in the hush money trial against him, is understandably relieved. According to the Berliner Morgenpost, the first effects of the verdict can already be seen in the polls. However, it also has other serious consequences.

Convicted Trump must expect restrictions

On May 30, Donald Trump was found guilty in a court in New York on all 34 counts of concealing payments made to adult star Daniels to silence her allegations of an affair between the two of them. This makes him the first US president to be convicted under criminal law.

However, the entry in his criminal record does not only have a negative impact on the 77-year-old's reputation. In the worst-case scenario, around 37 international countries could refuse the Republican entry, as they do not allow people with serious criminal records to enter the country, as per Newsweek.

A travel-restricted President Donald Trump?

If the American people were to elect Trump as their president again, the condemnation would possibly have a greater impact on him. After all, traveling is one of the almost daily tasks of someone who heads a country.

G7 countries such as Canada, Japan and the UK ban people with serious convictions from entering the country to varying degrees.

According to ProSieben Newstime, there is a list of countries that could make it difficult for a potential President Trump to make a state visit. They include:

  • Africa: Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania
  • Asia: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Macau, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates
  • Europe: Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Turkey
  • South America/ Central America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Peru
  • North America: Mexico and Canada

On the other hand, CBS News reports that an exception could be made by these countries, if he were to become the President of the United States once again.

This news comes as it was reported by New York Times that large sums of money have been deposited into his campaign account since the historic ruling.

According to the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper,around 53 million US dollars were donated in the 24 hours alone. This means that as many donations were recorded in one day as in the previous six months.

This article has been translated from Gentside DE.

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Berliner Morgenpost: After verdict: Trump is no longer allowed to enter these countries
ProSieben Newstime: After conviction: Trump is no longer allowed to enter 40 countries as a felon
: Donald Trump Faces Travel Ban To 37 Countries

CBS News: Trump may face travel restrictions in some countries after his New York conviction

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