Travellers are being warned to avoid the capital if the US travel ban is enforced.
The travel restrictions issued by President Donald Trump are already causing some disruption on the roads, with many businesses closing and travellers cancelling trips.
But the Government is tightening the screws with the latest ban, which affects the entire US mainland and Canada.
Travel to the US will now be banned for six months, and the first travellers will be asked to obtain permission from US Customs to travel to the country.
That could mean some businesses will close, including some major ones such as McDonalds, McDonald’s Restaurants, and McDonald’s outlets in Chicago and New York.
Customs has issued a “warning” to US citizens who want to travel with their family, friends and business associates to Canada, citing the travel restrictions.
While it is not immediately clear if this will apply to the majority of businesses, it is expected to be a significant hit on tourism and business, with the US having a net loss of over $7 billion.
Some US travellers will still be able to travel on US-bound flights to Canada and other US territories, but it is unclear if the ban will apply on these flights.
US President Donald J Trump announces a travel ban on 11 February.
Source: AP/Press Association Images A spokesperson for McDonalds Restaurants said the US Government’s latest ban was a “tough decision” and that it was looking at how it would handle this.
“We are still reviewing the impact of the recent travel restrictions to determine how we can adjust our business operations,” the spokesperson said.
However, McDonalds Restaurant spokesperson Kristin Miller told The Irish News that while they are not currently affected, they would be “taking a look at our operations”.
In the US, businesses are already facing problems when they are required to open for business, particularly during the winter months.
“Some are cancelling plans, and others are doing everything possible to close their doors.
It’s not good for business,” said Patrick Riddick, chief executive of the Irish Tourism Board.”
It will be hard for many people to get around the ban in the short-term, but in the long-term it could cause some disruption for business in the US.”
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has said it will not be implementing the travel restriction on its own.
It said it would work with other agencies to assist those affected, and that anyone with questions about their travel plans should contact the US Embassy or Consulate in the country where they plan to travel.
“If you have questions about your travel plans, call the US Consulate or Embassy in your country and ask for assistance,” a DHS spokesperson said in a statement.
However, it was not immediately possible to determine whether the Government had the resources to help businesses cope with the travel ban.”
If you need help to find your way home, you can call the Travel Information Hotline at 1-800-TIP-USA (1-800_TIP).”
However, it was not immediately possible to determine whether the Government had the resources to help businesses cope with the travel ban.
It is believed the ban has had a direct impact on US tourism, with business in New York and Chicago reporting a decline of over 4 per cent in the first half of this year.
Many restaurants and bars are also closing in the areas affected by the ban, including the New York Grill and the La Quinta Inn.
In response to the travel bans, a number of American businesses have cancelled their plans to open, including McDonald’s, The Ritz Carlton and The Four Seasons.
There is also speculation that McDonald’s could have to close temporarily in Chicago.
It is unclear how many other American businesses could be affected.