Travel Advisory: Chad: Level 3: Reconsider Travel
The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Chad on May 27, 2022. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in Chad.
Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Do Not Travel to:
- Lake Chad region due to terrorism.
- Borders with Central African Republic, Libya, and Sudan due to armed conflict and minefields.
Country Summary: Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, and muggings, have occurred in Chad.
Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians.
Demonstrations occur sporadically and have on occasion resulted in violence or use of tear gas by authorities.
The U.S. Government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad as U.S. Government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Chad.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Chad has a low level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
If you decide to travel to Chad:
- Read theDepartment of State’s COVID-19 pagebefore you plan any international travel, and read theU.S. Embassy’s web pagefor country-specific COVID information.
- Visit our website forTravel to High-Risk Areas.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
- Have contingency plans to leave the country.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Enroll in theSmart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State onFacebookand Twitter.
- Review theCountry Security Reportfor Chad.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Lake Chad Region – Do Not Travel
Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. Terrorists can easily cross borders. Government security forces may restrict civilian movement and engage in military operations with limited warning.
The U.S. Government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad, particularly in the Lake Chad Basin.
Visit our website forTravel to High-Risk Areas.
Central African Republic, Libya, and Sudan Borders – Do Not Travel
Armed non-governmental groups operate along Chad’s southern border with Central African Republic, Sudan, and in Libya and northern Chad.
There are unmapped and undocumented minefields along the borders with both Libya and Sudan.
The U.S. Government has extremely limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad, particularly in border areas with Central African Republic, Libya, and Sudan.
Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
Last Update: Reissued after periodic review with updates to information about demonstrations and areas of increased risk.