Chad Travel Information
The security situation in Chad varies between
different areas. In the areas northwest of N`Djemena,
along the border with Nigeria and Lake Chad, there have
been a number of attacks from Boko Haram in recent
years. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued travel
advice for the whole of Chad.
The security situation in Chad varies from region to
region. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
travel advice, all trips to the Chad Sea area and all
unnecessary trips to the rest of Chad are not
recommended. Also note that all travel outside the
capital N'Djamena requires permission from the Ministry
of the Interior.
In the areas northwest of N'Djamena, along the border
with Nigeria and Lake Chad, there have been a number of
attacks from Boko Haram in recent years.
In the early summer of 2015, several bombings were
made against police stations in N'Djamena. There are
reasons to fear new terrorist attacks, primarily as a
result of Chad's role in the military fight against Boko
Haram in Nigeria.
It is important that the individual keeps up to date
on the security situation in the country and avoids
areas where unrest is taking place. Norwegian citizens
considering traveling to Chad are encouraged to keep up
to date by keeping up with news and other sources of
Norwegian citizens who stay for a shorter or longer
time in Chad are encouraged to register their travels on
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
- Countryaah: N¡¯Djamena is the capital
of Chad. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Responsible Norwegian Embassy for Chad is the
Norwegian Embassy in Bamako, Mali. Norway does not have
a consulate in Chad. In case of emergency, you are
encouraged to contact the Embassy in Bamako, Mali, on
+223 754 30 325.
Outside the embassy's opening hours, the public can
contact the UD's 24-hour operating center on tel. +47 23
95 00 00 or by e-mail UDops@mfa.no.
Natural disasters: Parts of the road network can be
difficult to reach during the rainy season, which in the
south lasts from May to October. In central parts of the
country, the rainy season lasts from June to September.
In the north of the country, frequent and partly
severe sandstorms occur during the period May to
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegians need a visa to visit Chad. To apply for a
visa, contact the Chad Embassy in Berlin:
Embassy of the Republic of Chad
Address: Lepsius Strasse 114, 12165 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 319 91 620
Website: https://www.ambatchadberlin.de/index. php? id =
Please note that the process can take several weeks -
search well in advance.
All visitors to Chad must register with the national
police within 72 hours of arrival in the country.
Vaccines: Travelers are encouraged to familiarize
themselves with official health professional travel
advice, guidance and overview of recommended vaccines at
the Institute of Public Health.
There is a risk of malaria infection throughout the
country, and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
recommends the use of mosquito bite prophylaxis and drug
prophylaxis. As of 20 February 2020, no cases of persons
infected with the coronavirus have been registered, but
the body temperature control at the airport has been
Visitors must at all times carry a vaccination card
with proof of yellow fever vaccine. This is strictly
enforced. Chad lies in the meningococcal belt that
extends from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the
east. Since the mid-1990s, the incidence of meningitis
in this area has been very high. Vaccination against
meningitis is therefore recommended. Contact the
National Institute of Public Health or a travel clinic
six to eight weeks before departure to find out what
other vaccines are required.
Hospitals and medical services: Health services are
very limited throughout the country.
National Holidays: Independence Day, August 11. In
addition, the Muslim holiday Eid is celebrated twice a
The time difference to Norway is GMT + one hour
summertime, GMT + two hours winter time.
The telephone network for both mobile and telephony
is limited and sometimes overloaded. If you use a
satellite telephone, it must be registered with the
The languages in Chad are French (official), Arabic
(official), sara (in the south), as well as a large
number of local languages and dialects.
Possession of any type of drug is strictly prohibited
and severely punished.
Dress conservatively. On the street and other public
places shoulders and knees should be covered.
Public authorities can issue photo permits to
visitors. It is forbidden to photograph public buildings
and military installations. Ask for permission before
taking pictures of the locals.
Always carry travel documents, including valid
passports and visas.