Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kidnapping of French National in Eastern Chad
March 24, 2017
U.S. Embassy N’Djamena wishes to inform U.S. citizens of the ongoing search of a French citizen who was kidnapped by armed assailants in Eastern Chad, near the town of Goz Beida, on March 23. The French authorities are working closely with Chadian local authorities for his safe return.
U.S. Citizens are reminded to remain vigilant, to avoid large crowds, and to ensure personal safety precautions are taken outside of the capital city, including sharing your travel plans and contact information with someone you trust. Ensure you are well informed by registering with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and the U.S. Embassy. Maintain medical and emergency plans for all situations.
For emergency services, U.S. Citizens in Chad should call our 24/7 phone line +235 63 51 78 00 or +235 22 51 70 09.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information 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 the U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena, located at Avenue Felix Eboué, mailing address B.P. 413, N’Djamena, Chad , at +235 22-51-70-09. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +235 63 51 78 00.
- 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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