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Chad is off the list of countries under an indefinite travel ban, the White House announced on Tuesday. Libya is being monitored for possible removal as well.

What they're saying: President Trump said Chad has "made additional efforts to cooperate with the United States to help it satisfy" baseline security criteria. He writes that Chad "was receptive to this engagement," and is "terminating the entry restrictions and limitations previously placed on the nationals of Chad," going into effect this Friday.

What happened: Per the proclamation, Chad enhanced "travel document security for its nationals," "improved handling of lost and stolen passports," and is sharing information about terrorists with the U.S. "in a manner that that makes that information available to our screening and vetting programs."

  • As for Libya: Trump writes that Libya is "taking initial steps" to meet the U.S. criteria, and has been presented with a list on improvements to make.

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