President Trump announced that Chad is no longer subject to the U.S. entry restrictions of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (commonly referred to as the “travel ban”). The President noted that Chad has made significant improvements in its identity-management and information-sharing practices. Specifically, the President stated that Chad is issuing more secure passports and sharing updated passport exemplars to help detect fraud; has improved the management of lost and stolen passports; and is sharing information about known or suspected terrorists in a manner that makes that information available to the U.S.’s screening and vetting programs and has created a new, standardized process for processing requests for relevant criminal information. The travel restrictions for nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen remain in effect.