Message for U.S. Citizens: New Travel Guidance

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena informs U.S. citizens that the Department of State has released new travel guidance for Chad in the form of a Travel Advisory. You can read the full Travel Advisory for Chad on the Chad page of

A Travel Advisory for each country of the world has replaced Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Travel Advisories follow a consistent format and use plain language to help U.S. citizens find and use important security information. Travel Advisories apply up to four standard levels of advice, give a description of the risks, and provide clear actionable steps U.S. citizens should take.

As of January 10, U.S. embassies and consulates will issue Alerts to replace the current Emergency Messages and Security Messages. Alerts will inform U.S. citizens of specific safety and security concerns in a country, such as demonstrations, crime trends, and weather events.

For more detailed information about Travel Advisories and Alerts, please visit

For emergency services, U.S. Citizens in Chad should call our 24/7 phone line +235 66 62 21 00 or +235 22 51 50 17.

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to review and follow all travel guidance, and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations. U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution throughout Chad, and maintain vigilance in daily affairs, even when visiting familiar locations.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website, for the latest guidance worldwide, and the Country Information page for Chad.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact theU.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, located at Chagoua Round point, mailing address B.P. 413, N’Djamena, Chad , at +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.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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