Due to ongoing threats to security, U.S. Embassy staff are prohibited from traveling on the main road adjacent to Dembe market, which is between the new Embassy compound and the Kempinski Hotel. Embassy personnel furthermore are directed to avoid public gatherings on Fridays, and are advised to limit shopping to supermarkets with identifiable security measures in place.
When choosing to go out for dining, please consider the security precautions the restaurant. U.S. Embassy staff are not permitted to visit public open air markets and public places of worship. The curfew for U.S. Embassy personnel is revised to between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. until further notice.
The U.S. Embassy advises against travel into N’Djamena and to 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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