Chad travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Chad with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Chad.

Chad travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Chad with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Chad - quick facts
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) Arabic, French
Currency Central African CFA Franc
Electricity C + E + F plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Why visit Chad?

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Chad weather

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The Chad weather guide shows long term monthly averages for N'Djamena.

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Chad travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Chad from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Chad.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Chad travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Chad with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Chad, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Chad covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Chad with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Chad travel features

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Chad FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Chad including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Chad due to Covid-19?

Chad is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Chad?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Chad. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Chad and the UK?

The time difference between Chad and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Chad?

The main languages spoken in Chad are Arabic and French.

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What is the currency in Chad?

The currency in Chad is the Central African CFA Franc (XAF).

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Which plugs are used in Chad?

Chad uses electrical plug type C + E + F (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Chad?

They drive on the right side of the road in Chad.

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Do you need a visa for Chad?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Chad.

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