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Chad travel restrictions & quarantine rules


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The travel advice is Do not travel to Chad. Chad is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Chad. Chad is part of Africa with main city at NDjamena. Its Least Developed country with a population of 14M people. The main currency is Central African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French and Arabic.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Chad

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to Chad is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Other restrictions

When departing Chad, travelers may be requested to provide a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within the previous 72 hours.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours of arrival, must be provided on arrival.

Testing on arrival

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks, as well as mandatory antigen or RT-PCR testing. This test is at the expense of the traveler for a cost of 20,000 FCFA ($40 USD or €30 EUR).
Those staying for more than 7 days are required to take a further PCR test on the seventh day.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required outdoors across the country.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place.


Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.


Bras are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing.


We have been unable to verify guidelines relating to nightclubs.


Most shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, do not require an essential reason to enter and are exempt from quarantine requirements.
Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and may be randomly selected to be tested on arrival. Travelers are also required to have a suitable quarantine plan in place for 14 days as a precaution, even when seeking the fully vaccinated exemption.
Proof of vaccination must be uploaded on the ArriveCAN application. The final dose must have been administered at least 15 days before departure and supporting documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation.
Further information can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.
Travelers testing negative on the day-8 test may leave quarantine 14 days after arrival. Travelers testing positive will undergo further 10-day quarantine from the day the test was taken and follow the instructions of local authorities.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative test result, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure.
Travelers may instead provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19. This will require proof of a positive test result, taken at least 15 days before departure and not more than 180 days before departure.
Proof of negative molecular test result or recovery must be uploaded to the ArriveCAN application. Further information on the testing requirements, such as types of tests accepted, can be found at

Testing on arrival

A molecular test will be administered on arrival and travelers will be provided COVID-19 at-home specimen collection kits which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period. The kit contains information on how to collect, store and ship the samples.
Travelers may register for the test on arrival at
Travelers who can present proof of a positive test result, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days before, are exempt from testing on arrival.

Travel restriction details for Chad

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Chad

The Government has extended the health emergency, which includes measures such as the compulsory wearing of face masks in indoor public spaces. There are penalties, including potential imprisonment, for non-compliance.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Chad

Do not travel

Hassan Djamous International Airport and land borders have reopened. The security situation following the death of President Idriss DΓ©by remains volatile with a heightened risk of violent conflict and civil unrest in all parts of the country. If you're in Chad, you should remain vigilant, activate your emergency arrangements and consider leaving by commercial means if it's safe to do so. Avoid all large gatherings, protests and demonstrations. Closely monitor local media. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Chad overall due to the significant risk of terrorism, crime and civil unrest.
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