Travel ban: Chad added because it ran out of passport paper, US officials say
US officials say an office supply issue was a major reason the African country of Chad was hit with travel restrictions by the United States.
Donald Trump’s administration added Chad in an order last month that a judge put on hold this week. Chad’s inclusion was perplexing because the country cooperates closely with the U.S. on counterterrorism.
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Read moreIt turns out a seemingly pedestrian issue was to blame: Chad ran out of passport paper.
All countries had been given 50 days to take several steps that included providing a recent passport sample. Chad couldn’t comply, and its offer to provide a pre-existing sample wasn’t sufficient.
The Homeland Security Department says there were other reasons Chad was added, too. The department says the U.S. is working with Chad to resolve them.