The U.S. Embassy will be closed to normal operations on Tuesday, September 8. Emergency consular services will still be available to U.S. citizens.
For security and safety reasons U.S. Embassy staff are still prohibited from visiting public open-air markets; public places of worship; public events not held at U.S. government facilities or residences; and dining at Restaurant L’Amandine. Embassy personnel are furthermore encouraged to avoid public gatherings on Fridays; and are advised to limit shopping to supermarkets with identifiable security measures in place. The curfew for U.S. Embassy personnel continues to remain in effect between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. until further notice. U.S. citizens should consider adopting similar security practices, especially in view of the upcoming anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The U.S. Embassy advises against travel into N’Djamena and in the Lake Chad region. U.S. citizens are encouraged to review and follow the guidance in the Travel Warning for Chad, and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations. U.S. citizens should avoid locations frequented by foreigners, including shops, restaurants, bars, and places of worship. U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution throughout Chad, and maintain vigilance in daily affairs, even when visiting familiar locations.
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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