Trumps Has Removed Chad From His Travel Ban List
Chad becomes the first African country to be removed from the list.
US president Donald Trump has just removed the travel ban he imposed on Chad last year.
"Chad has improved its identity-management and information sharing practices sufficiently to meet the baseline security standard of the United States," said the White House in a statement.
Chad is pleased to be removed from the list of countries whose nationals are banned from entering USA, and hopes to further strengthen the strategic partnership and cooperation between the 2 countries.https://t.co/0sukGXUTZF
— Chérif Mahamat Zene (@Cherif_MZ) 10 April 2018
"Chad is pleased to be removed from the list of countries whose nationals are banned from entering the United States, and hopes to further strengthen the strategic partnership and cooperation between the two countries," said foreign minister, Cherif Mahamat Zene in a tweet.
The central African country was put on the controversial list last year because, according to officials, it had "significant" terrorist presence in its borders and was not "adequately" sharing security-related information with the Americans.
.@WhiteHouse removes African nation of Chad from travel ban list https://t.co/AkkrtHO6Ps pic.twitter.com/qLuPbFheNq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) 11 April 2018
Today @POTUS announced the lifting of travel restrictions for Chadian nationals. We welcome Chad's improved identity-management & information sharing practices, which will improve security for the people of #Chad and the United States, and look forward to further cooperation. pic.twitter.com/f9n0SKumsj
— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) 10 April 2018
Citizens from countries such as Somalia, Libya, Iran, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela are still banned from entering the US.