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US takes Chad off travel ban list

US takes Chad off travel ban list
From Al Jazeera - April 11, 2018

US President Donald Trump has lifted travel restrictions on Chad, saying the Central African country had "improved its identity-management and information sharing practices".

Trump signed a proclamation on Tuesday, removing Chad from the controversial travel ban list, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Chad nationals will "again be able to receive visas for travel to the United States", Sanders said in a statement.

The US Department of Homeland Security said the removal of the travel restrictions will take effect on Friday.

"The removal of the restrictions is the result of close cooperation conducted with Chad during a required 180-day review of the administrations enhanced global security measures," the department said in a statement on Tuesday.

Chad was placed on the list last September because of an office supply glitch that prevented it from supplying homeland security officials with up to date samples of its passports, according to US officials.

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