Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated travel advisory for Chad

U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad

Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated travel advisory for Chad

February 01, 2019

Location:  Chad

Event: The Embassy of the United States of America in N’Djamena has updated our travel advisory for Chad.  The advisory can be found at this link:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Chad.html  and is also copied below for your convenience:

Chad—Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, and minefields.

Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, and muggings, have been reported.  There was a significant increase in these crimes in 2018.  Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. They can easily cross borders, including in the Lake Chad region; borders may close without notice.

There are unmapped and undocumented minefields along the borders with both Libya and Sudan.

The U.S. government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital, including the Lake Chad Basin.

Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page

If you decide to travel to Chad:

  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Have contingency plans to leave the country.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Reportfor Chad.
  • S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Last Update:  Reissued after periodic review with minor edits.

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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