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Information for U.S. Citizens and Visa Applicants
March 19, 2020

U.S. Citizens


The U.S. Embassy is monitoring the current situation in Chad.  The Embassy is aware of the hardship airport and border closures are creating for U.S. citizens who need to get United States. We are exploring all options to address the current travel disruptions.   If you have not done so, please enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so U.S. Embassy N’Djamena can contact you with updated information and in an emergency.

Due to the possibility of an extended disruption, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations for the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.

Additional information, including the latest alerts and messages pertaining to Chad may be found here.

Actions to Take:

We would like to reassure you that we will update U.S. citizens on this current situation as quickly as possible, and strongly urge you to refer to our website for the latest updates.

Visa Services:

Important information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 23, the United States Embassy N’Djamena  is cancelling routine nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided on the embassy website to request an emergency appointment.