Chad Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Chad, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Chad’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A desert in Chad

 


Are you planning to enjoy a trip under the sign of adventure for your holidays? Then Chad is the destination for you. As a Central African country, it is known for being a popular vacation spot. It is also a contrasting country that everyone can visit without difficulty. For discoveries, start your day in the capital: N’Djamena. There, you will see the National Museum and the famous Faisal Mosque. Do not hesitate to take a walk to the central market; you will certainly find various handicrafts. Then, make your way for an adventure by going on a safari in the heart of Zakouma Park. Here, it is not uncommon to cross the fauna of the country. Continue your journey of discoveries by a small cruise that will take you to the floating islands of Lake Chad. It will be an opportunity to see hippos and crocodiles if you have never seen them closely.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Chad

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Cholera
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
MeningitisAirborne Droplets
Influenza

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Chad

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide/DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

 

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Current Weather in Chad

N'DJAMENA WEATHER

Medical Care in Chad

The health system in Chad remains in a crisis. Public hospitals only provide first aid care, and you will find it difficult to access medical supplies and medicines. Even basic drugs are prove scarce, both in hospitals and big city pharmacies.

If you plan on making a trip to Chad, you should pack a pharmacy kit with you to anticipate any medical problems that could arise.

If an emergency situation occurs, you can call +235 225 17728, but you should use a private car to travel to the nearest hospital. Most foreigners choose to use private health services such as the International SOS or the Health Center at the French Embassy. If you experience more severe medical issues, you will be medically evacuated to another country.


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Is Chad Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeRisk present
DemonstrationsRisk of violence
Road safetyCaution required in rural areas
Public transportationTran and bus non-operational;
Avoid trucks and minibuses
Border with Sudan/Central African RepublicAVOID ALL TRAVEL
within 30km of all international border
Northern ChadAVOID ALL TRAVEL
within 30km of all international border
Border with Nigeria/CameroonAVOID ALL TRAVEL
within 30km of all international border
N’DjamenaHigh risk
HealthPolio warning
Risk levelAVOID NON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Chad?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Chad. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.

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Embassy of Canada to Chad information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Chad (N’DJAMENA)
Street Address:
Rue 1190, Quartier Moursal,
Côté Dembé, N’Djamena, Chad

Tel.: +235 631 95680

Email: lynn.f.whitehouse@chadhoncon.ca

Canadian Embassy to Sudan (KHARTOUM)
Street Address:
29 Africa Road, Block 56,
Khartoum 1, Sudan

Tel.: 249 156 550 500
Fax: 249 156 550 501

Email: ckhrtm@international.gc.ca

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Sudan.

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Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Sudan.