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COVID-19 Information
February 25, 2020

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.

Country-Specific Information

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.

COVID-19 Testing

  • 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.

Movement Restrictions:

  • 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.

Quarantine Information:

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.

Transportation Options:

  • 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.

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.

 Other links:

Other links:


  •  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.
  • NdjamenaACS@state.gov
  •  State Department – Consular Affairs -­­ 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Chad Country Information

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