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POTUS issues Presidential Proclamation, removing Chad from Travel Ban

  1. Date Announced

    April 10, 2018

    Presidential Proclamation removes Chad from the restrictions and limitations of Presidential Proclamation 9645, which had limited Chad nationals seeking to enter the United States on non-immigrant tourist and immigrant visas. [ID #717]

    See Biden administration action below

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 13, 2018
  3. Biden Administration Action

    January 20, 2021

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation lifting two nationality-based travel bans issued by the Trump administration: the 2017 travel ban affecting nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, and the 2020 ban affecting nationals of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. The order removing Chad from the list of banned nationalities was revoked as part of the elimination of related orders.

    Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States.
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Presidential Orders
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

Prior Policies

  • The 2017 Presidential Proclamation 9645 setting out restrictions and limitations on certain foreign nationals, including those from Chad seeking to enter the United States was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2018, after two previous attempts at a similar ban were struck down by the courts.

    Sept. 2017 Presidential Proclamation 9645

Biden Administration Action

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