Chad international travel guide


Chad is part of Africa with main city at NDjamena. It's usually 🌤️ 20.61 °C in Chad with a rainfall of 🌧 0.25 mm. Internet speed in Chad is on average 1.2 Mbps. 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. Automatic teller machines are rare in Chad. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~20.61 °C   🌧 ~0.25 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 14M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

All flights to and from N'Djamena airport have been suspended until further notice. The Government has declared a health emergency, restricting movements and public gatherings. You must wear a face mask when outdoors. There's a curfew between 8pm and 5am in some regions of Chad, including N’DJamena. If you're remaining in Chad, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travel to Chad due to the significant risk of terrorist attack.

issued date: May 14, 2020


🔌 Sockets

Chad uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type E and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French and Arabic


💱 Currencies Used

Chad uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Chad. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Chad is on average 1.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Chad is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 22,574.93 XAF, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 1 telecoms: Airtel. Chad uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Chad upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Chad, dial +, then 235 (the country code for Chad), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Chad, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .


🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2021

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