( Fox News ) – The number of countries welcoming back their American tourists has surged since the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.
The U.S. Embassy in the U.K. reports that the number of tourist visas issued in the U.K. has jumped 21 percent since a tariffs were imposed on steel and aluminum imports last year. So far, there are 32,487 applications for Americans from the U.K. and Switzerland.
The visa applications from South Korea have gone up by 816 percent.
The United Arab Emirates is a hot spot for U.S. travelers. American tourists approved 52,200 international travel visas to UAE in January and February.
The U.S. Embassy in Jordan says about 50,000 visitors to the country since the beginning of 2019. About 13,000 visitors from South Korea, the number is up 69 percent.
The surge in requests from tourists may put pressure on the countries to aggressively defend themselves against the effect of the U.S. tariffs.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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