Travellers concerned they may be affected by United States president Donald Trump's drastic move to temporarily ban travellers from certain Muslim nations entering the country should contact the US Consulate for advice.

The advice comes after Trump made a sweeping executive order which he said was necessary to "stop radical Islamic terrorists" entering the US by enforcing a 90-day ban on citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen, with also a 120-day suspension of the US refugee programme.

Air New Zealand spokeswoman Brigitte Ransom said any travellers who were unsure of the impact the changes may have on them should seek clarification from the US Consulate.

Customers who were booked with Air New Zealand and learned their travel would be affected as the new rules prevented them from entering the US should also contact the airline to discuss their booking options, she said.


Hello World chief executive officer Simon Mckearney said the travel agency had not given any advice to customers at this stage and was taking a "wait-and-see approach".

Mckearney said any travellers who did think they could be affected should contact the US Consulate so they could advise on a case-by-case basis.

"It doesn't seem to be implying anything against general traveller to America it's more obviously targeting Muslims and refugees, which is the intention of the policy. The everyday Kiwi traveller you wouldn't think would be requiring visas and what not."

Meanwhile Green Party immigration spokesperson Denise Roche said Prime Minister Bill English needed to follow France and Germany's lead and condemn Donald Trump's racist law change to ban people from Muslim countries entering the US.

She also said New Zealand needed to help the victims of it.

"The National Government must immediately increase New Zealand's intake of Syrian refugees, given they are facing a huge humanitarian crisis and the United States has shut its doors to them."

The Human Rights Commission has also spoken against Trump's anti-Muslim stance and urged New Zealanders to support Muslim New Zealanders following the United States' temporary ban on immigration from some Middle Eastern nations.

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy said New Zealanders should not allow hatred and intolerance to spread and be normalised here, despite it happening overseas.

Dame Susan also reminded New Zealand politicians to keep it clean in the upcoming general election.

"We need to call out our own powerful decision-makers if they use racism and division to push their campaigns, but it should not just be up to me - all of us need to let them know that we have zero tolerance for hate politics in Aotearoa."