Security Checkpoints

The U.S. Embassy in N’Djamena reminds U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance and caution when traveling in N’Djamena.  U.S. Embassy staff have been aggressively approached and searched during security checkpoints.  Security checkpoints are a common occurrence throughout the city because of security threats.

When approaching a checkpoint, remember to:

  • Slowly approach the check point.
  • Turn on the interior lighting of the vehicle, so that you may be clearly identified as a non-threat.
  • Stop at the checkpoint until you are “waved” through.  Do NOT attempt to bypass a check point.
  • Follow directions provided by officers.
  • If you encounter a problem where you are not allowed to pass through a check point, are harmed or need assistance, please contact the U.S. Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to review and follow the guidance in the Travel Warning for Chad, 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.  U.S. Embassy personnel maintain an 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. curfew until further notice.

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