The US has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from Chad, Venezuela and North Korea.

President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation late Sunday night.

The restrictions come off the back of a review of information sharing by foreign governments.

The restrictions come into force on October 18.

Trump tweeted that making America sage was his "number one priority".

"We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet," he said.

Chad, Venezuela and North Korea now add to the list of affected countries, which already included Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.

Sudan, which was originally on the list, has had restrictions removed. Citizens from Iraq will face "additional scrutiny" but won't face blanket bans.

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