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Alert: Update #9 – Curfew Goes Into Effect Tonight at 7pm
April 2, 2020

U.S. Embassy, N’Djamena, Chad
April 2, 2020
11:30 WAT

The Government of Chad announced a mandatory curfew in several provinces bordering Cameroon between 7pm and 6am starting April 2 for at least two weeks. The curfew applies to N’Djamena and the regions of Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mayo Kebbi Ouest and Mayo Kebbi Est.

There are 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chad.

There are no updates to report on flights to depart Chad. We continue our efforts with the Department of State and others on flight options, and the Chadian government on flight clearances.

If you are interested in evacuation assistance and have not already contacted us, please send an email to ChadEvac@state.govEmails sent to other accounts will not be answered.

Please be aware that you will have to pay for this flight. 

If you do not have a valid U.S. passport, please contact us immediately.

 Passengers will be listed in priority order per State Dept guidelines as follows:

  • U.S. citizens at higher risk from the virus – adults 65 and older, and people of any age with underlying health issues.
  • U.S. citizen minors and 1 escort
  • Adult U.S. citizens in need of medical assistance who do not fall into a higher priority group.
  • Other U.S. citizens
  • Non-U.S. citizen dependents of U.S. citizens
  • Eligible non-U.S. citizens, with priority given to those with underlying health issues or 65 years or older.


  • You should be prepared to leave with little advance notice
  • Pack a “go” bag now with essential documents and other items
  • Keep in mind that you may be limited in how much luggage you can bring
  • There is no guarantee that pets will be accommodated. Please make alternate arrangements for the care of your pet.
  • Updates will be provided as they become available. Individual emails may experience a delay in responses due to high volume and decreased staffing at the Embassy.

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