FCO Travel Advice for - Chad

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • areas within 30km of the border with Libya, Nigeria, Niger and the Central African Republic
  • the regions of Sila, Ouaddi, Wadi Fira, Ennedi, Borkou and Tibesti, except the town of Faya Largeau in Borkou region
  • areas east of the town of Abeche in Ouaddai, Wadi Fira, Sila and Ennedi provinces along the Sudan border
  • areas 30km north of the town/city of Faya Largeau

The FCO advises against all but essential travel to all remaining parts of the country including the town of Faya Largeau in Borkou region, but with the exception of the capital N’Djamena to which the FCO do not advise against travel.

You should only undertake travel to those parts of the country to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel if you are confident that you have in place adequate security precautions to protect you from violent crime, the correct Chadian authorities are aware of your journey, you have in place the right permits if required, and you hold comprehensive travel insurance.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. There is a threat of retaliatory attacks following the French intervention in Mali. See Terrorism.

There is no British Embassy in Chad. In an emergency, you can get consular assistance from the
Honorary Consul in N'Djamena or the British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon. See Consular assistance.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.