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Alert: Chad – New Travel Advisory Issued (February 11, 2021)
February 11, 2021

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Chad and continues to advise travelers to reconsider travel to Chad.

Chad – Level 3: Reconsider Travel                                            C T H K O

Reconsider travel to Chad due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, and minefields.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Chad due to COVID-19.

Chad has curfews that vary according to location. Transportation options, including flights, and business operations may be closed or limited.  Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Chad.

Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and muggings, have occurredhttps://td.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-4/ in Chad.

Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians.  They can easily cross borders, including in the Lake Chad region; borders may close without notice.

There are unmapped and undocumented minefields along the borders with both Libya and Sudan.

The U.S. Government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad as U.S. Government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital, including the Lake Chad Basin.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Chad:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

Consular Operations

  • The consular section is closed for routine American citizen services. For emergency services, write to NdjamenaACS@state.gov.
  • All visas interviews are suspended until further notice.  Please monitor our website for updates.  If you have an emergency, write to NDjamenaVisaInquiries@state.gov.

Local Resources:

  • View the U.S. Embassy website Alerts and Messages page for updated information.
  • The Chadian Ministry of Public Health has a hotline “green” number 1313 for inquiries about the COVID-19 virus. The call is free and available 24/7.

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