Chad international travel guide in 2024

Chad international travel guide in 2024

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Chad has a population of 14M with main currency as Central African CFA Franc. The languages spoken are French. Chad travel safety advice is Do not travel. Automatic teller machines are rare in Chad. Internet speed in Chad is on average 1.2 Mbps.

Chad travel advice

Do not travel
The security situation remains tense following the elections that were held on 6 May. Political rallies and demonstrations are expected. There'll be an additional police presence throughout the country. Avoid crowds, including demonstrations or protests. Follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Chad overall due to the dangerous security situation and the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and violent crime. Other levels apply in some areas.

Issue Date : May 10, 2024

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Chad essential details


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


The languages that are typically spoken are French

Money in Chad


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.


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 in Chad


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


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.


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 .

Driving in Chad


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Chad map

Chad visa advice

If you're considering exploring Chad beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Chad transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Chad, understanding Chad Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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