The entry and movement restrictions have changed.
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.
- 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.
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.
· 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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