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.
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 Eboue, mailing address B.P. 413, N’Djamena, Chad , at +235 22-51-70-09. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +235 66-62-21-00 or +235 2251-70-09
- 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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