The government of President Donald Trump of the United States of America, USA, plans to add seven countries, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania to its travel ban list.
Some countries will face prohibitions on only certain categories of visas, the Wall Street Journal reported.
However, the list of countries is not final and can still change, said the website Politico.
President Trump said in an interview with the Journal that he is considering adding countries to the travel ban list, but declined to indicate which ones.
Politico said an announcement is expected as soon as possible.
The move is likely to sour ties between the United States and the countries affected by the expanded ban.
Nigeria, for example, Africa's largest economy and most populous country, is a US counter-terrorism partner and has a large diaspora residing in the United States.
A senior Trump administration official said that countries that do not meet security requirements, including biometric, information-sharing and anti-terrorism measures, are at risk of limitations on U.S. immigration.
Under the current version of the ban, citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, as well as some Venezuelan officials and their relatives, are prevented from obtaining a wide variety of immigrant and non-immigrant visas in the U.S.
Chad was previously covered by the ban, but was removed in April 2018.
Citizens of countries can request exemptions from the ban, but they are extremely rare.