Dangers & Annoyances

There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping, and all Western governments advise against all travel to most of Chad, and against all but essential travel to the remainder. Check the situation very carefully before thinking of travelling here.

Government Travel Advice

The following government websites offer travel advisories and information on current hot spots.

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (www.smarttraveller.gov.au)
  • British Foreign Office (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice)
  • Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs (http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories)
  • French Department of Foreign Affairs (www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays)
  • US State Department (http://travel.state.gov)

Electricity

Electricity voltage is 220V/50Hz; most plugs have two round pins.

Emergency & Important Numbers

Chad's country code235
Ambulance2251-4242
Fire18
Police17

Entry & Exit Formalities

Visas

Visas must be obtained before arrival from the nearest Chadian embassy or consulate.

Weights & Measures

  • Weights & Measures Chad uses the metric system.