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August 8, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: August 11, 2023

Routine Notice – August 11

Location:  N’Djamena, Chad

Event:  On Friday, August 11th, a military parade is planned at Place de La Nation in celebration of Chadian Independence Day.  This is an annual event. Expect road closures in the vicinity, increased host nation security presence from early morning until the afternoon, and large gatherings of people at or around Place de la Nation.  Note:  Chadian military and security forces continue to conduct rehearsals for the parade.  Historically, in the days preceding the parade, there have been military vehicles staged in Klemat.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas where large crowds are gathering.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings and demonstrations.
  • Seek shelter if gunfire occurs.
  • Always carry proof or a copy of your legal presence in Chad, such as a U.S. passport with visa, or a residency card, and any required Chadian government travel permissions.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your passport expiration date and consider making an appointment to review your passport if necessary.
  • Have a personal emergency action plan.
  • See our Alerts at Travel.State.Gov (Chad)and enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive routine and security updates and email us to register your cellphone number with Clickatell



  • U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, located at Chagoua Round Point.
  • Telephone +235 6885 1065
  • After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +235 66-62-21-00 or +235 6885 1065
  • NdjamenaACS@state.gov
  • State Department – Consular Affairs -­­ 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Chad Country Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates and email us to register your cellphone number with Clickatell.

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