Chad is no longer on the Travel Ban 3.0 list of restricted countries. President Donald Trump lifted this restriction because “Chad has made improvements and now sufficiently meets the baseline. . . ” The President’s announcement was based on the first of an ongoing set of reports issued on March 30, 2018, by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.  The Secretary is obligated to provide a report every 180 days regarding the countries on the restricted list and any progress those countries are making toward compliance with standards pertaining to identity management practices and information sharing on national security and public threats.

The Secretary’s report noted that Libya had made progress toward compliance but that lifting of the restriction for that country could not be recommended at this time.

Travel Ban 3.0 will also remain in place for Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. The Supreme Court has agreed to review Travel Ban 3.0. Until then, the ban, as “amended” by the President, will remain in effect.  Individuals may be eligible for waivers but, to date, few have been issued and the process for obtaining them may be lengthy.