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February 25, 2020

Health Alert: COVID-19 Update (March 4, 2022)

Last updated:   04/12/2022

***   Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States 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 here.

Country-Specific Information

Chad has 7,412 confirmed cases and 193 deaths attributed to COVID-19 within its borders as of May 1, 2022.

Schools, universities, churches, mosques, markets, restaurants, and bars are open.  There is no nationwide curfew.

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

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Chad? Yes, in N’Djamena.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes, in N’Djamena.
  • COVID tests can be obtained at the Laboratoire des Grandes Epidémies or at one of the Chadian hospitals entitled to carry out the PCR test. In order to get the test taken at the Laboratoire, you will be directed first to l’Hopital General de Reference to pay, where you must show your passport and have cash (preferably exact change). The PCR test costs 15,000 FCFA (approximately USD $30) for vaccinated and 40, 000 FCFA (approximately USD $70) for unvaccinated travelers.
  • The test result is typically printed, and the hard copy is available the next day if not later the same day.
  • You should plan ahead, as it will be more difficult to find a test site on short notice or on the weekend.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Chad approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes.
  • Are vaccines available in Chad for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes.
  • Which vaccines are available in Chad? Sinopharm and Pfizer
  • Vaccine sites include: l’Hôpital de la Renaissance, CHU Référence Nationale, CHU de la Mère et de l’Enfant, le CHU Bon Samaritan, l’Hôpital de l’Amitié Tchado-Chine, l’Hôpital d’Instruction Militaire, l’Hôpital Provincial de Farcha, et le Centre International de Vaccination.
  • We are informed that prospective vaccine recipients should arrive to a vaccine site with a photo identification and two (2) photos.
  • The U.S. Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please inquire directly with the Chadian government for more information about COVID-19 vaccination opportunities in Chad.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Vaccinated travelers in possession of a valid vaccine card do not require a negative COVID-19 test for entry. For unvaccinated travelers, a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 96 hours prior to arrival is required for all arriving travelers 12 years of age and older.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes.
  • Departing passengers must comply with the entry requirements of their country of destination, which may include presentation of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted by Laboratoire des Grandes Epidémies or at one of the Chadian hospitals entitled to carry out the PCR test upon departure. The PCR test costs 15,000 FCFA (approximately USD $30) for vaccinated and 40, 000 FCFA (approximately USD $70) for unvaccinated travelers.
  • Passengers under the age of 12 are not subject to the above rules.
  • 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

  • Is a curfew in place? No.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes.

Fines for Non-Compliance 

  • A 2,000 FCFA (approximately USD $4) fine and/or 15 days in prison are possible for non-compliance with mask requirements.

Local Resources:

  • View the U.S. Embassy website Alerts and Messages page for updated information.
  • The Chadian Ministry of Public Health has a hotline 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
  • Chad Country Information
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