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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Chad Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Chad

Local Situation: 3.6 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Chad. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.8 / 5

Chad shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Chad), the Advisory Index is 3.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Libya (5), Central African Republic (4.9), Sudan (4.2), Niger (3.8), Nigeria with 3.1 and Cameroon with 2.3 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Chad

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Chad.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Chad from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Tschad: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/tschadsicherheit/225774

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Tschad.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/tschad/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/chad

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Chad. We haven’t changed the level. Do not travel to Chad. Reconsider your need to travel to the capital N'Djamena.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/central/Pages/chad.aspx

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Chad.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: N'Djamena

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: N'Djamena.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, and minefields.           Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, and muggings, have been reported. There was a significant increase in these crimes in 2018. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/chad-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Avoid non-essential travel elsewhere in Chad, including in the capital N’Djamena due to the threat of terrorism, the potential for violent civil unrest and violent crime.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/chad

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Chad.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Do not travel within 30 kilometres of all international borders and in the Borkou, Ennedi, Kanem, Lac, Ouaddaï, Sila, Tibesti and Wadi Fira regions due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping, the presence of armed militants and the unpredictable security situation.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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Due to incidences of violent crime and the high threat of terrorism, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (MFTP) advises Maltese citizens travelling to Chad to avoid all travel to:

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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About Chad

Chad with its capital N'Djamena is a country in Africa (Middle Africa), slightly more than three times the size of California (1,284,000 km²). The country is located Central Africa, south of Libya. The climate can be described as tropical in south, desert in north. The landscape is broad, arid plains in center, desert in north, mountains in northwest, lowlands in south. With a population of about 10.11 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital N'Djamena
Population about 10.11 million
Size 1.284.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than three times the size of California
Common languages Arabic, French, Serbian
Currency Franc (short: XAF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +235
Internet Top Level Domain .td
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TD
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TCD
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 148

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Chad is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • improper waste disposal in rural areas contributes to soil and water pollution
  • inadequate supplies of potable water

Natural hazzards

  • hot, dry, dusty harmattan winds occur in north
  • locust plagues
  • periodic droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Chad. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. brewing
  2. cigarettes
  3. construction materials
  4. cotton textiles
  5. natron
  6. oil
  7. soap
  8. sodium carbonate

Agriculture products

  1. camels
  2. cassava
  3. cattle
  4. corn
  5. cotton
  6. goats
  7. manioc
  8. millet
  9. onions
  10. peanuts

Chadian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Chad.

Export products

  1. cotton
  2. gum arabic
  3. livestock
  4. oil
  5. sesame
  6. shea butter

Import products

  1. foodstuffs
  2. industrial goods
  3. machinery
  4. textiles
  5. transportation equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Chad?

Chad is currently rated at 3,6 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Chad.

Is it safe to travel Chad in 2019?

The score is rather high (3,6) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Chad. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Chad?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Chad.

What is the size of Chad?

Chad has a size of 1,284,000 km² or 495,755 mi² which is slightly more than three times the size of California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.