Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson: Presidential Proclamation Lifts Travel Restrictions for Chad

Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson: Presidential

Proclamation Lifts Travel Restrictions for Chad:

President Donald J. Trump announced today April 10, 2018) the lifting of

travel restrictions for Chadian nationals following a period of review in which the

Government of Chad improved their identity-management and information sharing

practices.

On September 24, following an extensive review and engagement period with

countries around the world, the President signed Proclamation 9645 that directed the

Departments of State and Homeland Security to restrict the entry of certain

nationals of countries identified as deficient in their identity-management and

information sharing practices, subject to limited exceptions and waivers on a case-

by-case basis, in order to protect the security and welfare of the United States.

The September 24 Presidential Proclamation has been fully implemented since December

8, 2017.

Chad is a critical and vital partner to the U.S. counterterrorism mission.

Chad has made significant strides and now meets the baseline criteria established in

the Presidential Proclamation. For this reason, the travel restrictions placed on

Chad are terminated effective April 13. Its citizens will again be able to receive

visas for travel to the United States.

We welcome the improved practices by the Chadian authorities, which

demonstrate a clear off ramp for countries placed on the travel restriction list.

These improvements will improve security for the people of Chad and the United

States.

The United States looks forward to further cooperation with Chad on

security, good governance, health, and economic development.

Source: U.S. Department of State

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