Chad removed from Trump travel ban list — Quartz

Seven months after it was added to a controversial and expanded travel ban, the Trump administration announced that citizens of Chad will be able to receive visas for travel to the United States.

“Chad has improved its identity-management and information sharing practices sufficiently to meet the baseline security standard of the United States,” the White House said in a statement. The central African nation was added to the list because it ran out of passport paper which prevented it from supplying the homeland security department with samples. Officials also said Chad had “significant” terrorist presence in its borders and was not “adequately” sharing security-related information with the Americans.

Chad welcomed the news, with foreign minister Cherif Mahamat Zene tweeting

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