Security Alert – U.S. Embassy N’Djamena, Chad (May 23, 2018)

Location:  Country wide

Event:  The number of reported carjackings has increased.  No specific group appears to be targeted.  The trend has shifted from primarily nighttime occurrences to those occurring during both day and night.  There are no recent reports of carjacking within the city limits of N’Djamena.  Vehicle travel by U.S. Embassy personnel less than 25km from N’Djamena is restricted to the limits of incorporated N’Djamena during hours of darkness.  A military or police escort is required for all embassy vehicle movements further than 25km from N’Djamena.  Vehicle travel outside other major Chadian cities also requires an escort.

Actions to Take:

  • Use caution when walking or driving at night
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Notify someone of your intended destination before you travel


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.

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Chad Country Information

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