Foreigners Can No Longer Take White House Tours; Till When?

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Foreigners Can No Longer Take White House Tours; Till When?
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President Trump has announced that the White House is now open for tours, but hold, the foreign tourists are excluded. British and Canadian visitors were recently met with resistance when planning their visits to the White House.

The tourists were instructed to contact their embassies in Washington, who in turn contacted the State Department and were told, unless you are a legal citizen of the United States, you will not be allowed to get close to the presidential residence. 

The Canadian embassy in Washington then released the following statement: "The US Department of State has advised us that, at present, access for foreign citizens to White House tours as part of an Embassy-sponsored public tour group, is on hold. We are therefore unable to process any requests at this time."

For those who got to join in on the reopening, it was a joyous day.

For those who got to join in on the reopening, it was a joyous day.

President Trump enthusiastically greeted visitors on the first tour since the White House re-opened to the public on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. 

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The President was met with cheers from dozens of youngsters.

The President was met with cheers from dozens of youngsters.
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President Trump was met with loud cheers and laughter from the first group of tourists which passed through the building's hallowed halls.

Trump didn't shy away from sharing the spotlight with White House visitors.

Trump didn't shy away from sharing the spotlight with White House visitors.

President Trump even summoned one tourist to get up-close-and-personal with him during the first tour.

The 45th POTUS even embraced some of his young visitors.

The 45th POTUS even embraced some of his young visitors.

President Trump then welcomed 10-year-old Jack Cornish of Birmingham, Alabama, to stand with him as he addressed the crowd.

The President encouraged the children to follow their dreams.

The President encouraged the children to follow their dreams.
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President Trump encouraged young students in the crowd to "work hard" when attempting to achieve their dreams. The day ended in a contrasting sadness as the word began to spread to other countries that tours would no longer be made available. British citizen, Julian Eccles, was hoping to be a second-time tourist to the White House this month but told The Independent that although he was able to make a tour with his eldest son, he would not be able to return with his younger son. Some internet commenters felt that when it comes to foreign student tours, parents should not be kept from accompanying their children.

Julian tweeted the following message after learning he wouldn't be welcomed to tour the White House again.

Julian tweeted the following message after learning he wouldn't be welcomed to tour the White House again.
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The nations whose citizens have been rejected from touring the White House include Britain, Australia, Canada, and Denmark.

For now there are no plans to open up the tours to foreigners.

For now there are no plans to open up the tours to foreigners.
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The State Department will not disclose when the White House will be open to foreign tourists again, but most are hopeful they will be able to enjoy America's capital city by the summer.

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