COVID-19 Information

Last updated:1/15/21

The entry and movement restrictions have changed.

Country-Specific Information:

Chad has 2,709 confirmed cases, 2,033 recovered and 109 deaths attributed to COVID-19 within its borders as of January 13, 2021.

Prevention measures and social distancing should be respected. The government of Chad has made mask wearing compulsory.

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.

·         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? Yes, the land borders of N’Djamena are closed except for authorized missions.
  • Chad’s land borders are restricted.
  •  Is a curfew in place? The curfew is from 2000-0500 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.
  •  In N’Djamena, schools, universities, essential services, and markets are open. Churches are open for Sunday services and mosques are open for Friday prayers. Restaurants are open for take-out orders.  Some non-essential services are permitted.

Quarantine Information:

 Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? The following restrictions apply to anytraveler 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 socialdistancing, wearing a mask, and frequent handwashing for 7 days and be prepared to declare the contacts they make during their visit.

COVID-19 Testing:

·         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). 

Transportation Options:

  •  Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes, but just intracity transportation in N’Djamena.

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:

Assistance:

  •   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

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