Last updated: 02/10/21
*** Effective January 26, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Chad has 3,539 confirmed cases, 3,044 recovered, and 125 deaths attributed to COVID-19 within its borders as of February 9, 2021.
Schools, universities, churches, mosques, and markets are open. Restaurants are officially open for take-out orders, but many also offer on-site dining.
Prevention measures and social distancing should be respected. The government of Chad has made mask wearing compulsory.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Chad? Yes.
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes.
- COVID tests can be obtained in one of the Chadian hospitals entitled to carry out the PCR test. The PCR test costs 15,000 FCFA (approximately USD $30).
- The test result is typically printed and the hard copy is usually available the next day.
- For information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html
· Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Chad approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No.
- The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
- Information from the CDC regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes. However, land borders are restricted.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival is required for all arriving travelers 11 years and older.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
- In addition to arriving with a negative COVID-19 test result, each traveler staying on in Chad for more than 7 days must be tested in one of the Chadian hospitals entitled to carry out the PCR test. The PCR test costs 15,000 FCFA (approximately USD $30).
- Visas must be extended at the immigration office in the commissariat central, and there are no automatic extensions. Travelers are advised to renew their visas before the expiration dates.
- N’Djamena International Airport is open.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Chad’s land borders are restricted.
- Is a curfew in place? Yes. The curfew is from 2100-0500 hours in Guéra, Kanem, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mayo-Kebbi Ouest, Mayo-Kebbi Est, Moyen-Chari, Batha, Ennedi Est, the city of N’Djamena to Mandelia, Logone-Gana, and from N’Djamena-Farah to Guitté.
Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? The following restrictions apply to any traveler entering Chad:
- Arriving travelers must stay at home or in a hotel, respecting prevention measures such as social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequent handwashing for 7 days.
- Travelers who will stay less than 7 days in Chad are not required to quarantine but must respect prevention measures such as social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequent handwashing for 7 days and be prepared to declare the contacts they make during their visit.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
- Is public transportation operating? Yes.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- The penalties for violating curfew and movement restrictions are variable.
- A 2,000 FCFA (approximately USD $4) fine and/or 15 days in prison are possible for non-compliance with mask requirements.
- 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.
- 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.
- COVID-19 Traveler Information page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page
- U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, located at Chagoua Round Point.
- Telephone +235 22-51-50-17.
- After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +235 66-62-21-00 or +235 22-51-50-17.
- State Department – Consular Affairs - 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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