Foreign travel advice
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:
areas within 30km of all borders, except for the capital N’Djamena (where the FCO advise against all but essential travel)
within 30km of Lake Chad and the parts of Kanem and Lac regions to the west of the towns of Mao and Bol
the regions of Ennedi, and Tibesti
the region of Borkou, except within 30km of the town of Faya Largeau (where the FCO advise against all but essential travel)
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to all remaining parts of the country including the capital, N’Djamena and the town of Faya Largeau.
A state of emergency remains in place for the Lake Chad region.
Before considering any travel, take professional security advice. You should follow your employer’s security advice and make sure the correct Chadian authorities are aware of your journey, you have in place the right permits if required, and you hold comprehensive travel insurance.
There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners. There is a threat of retaliatory attacks following the French intervention in Mali and due to Chad’s involvement in the regional fight to counter Boko Haram. There were suicide attacks in N’Djamena in June and July 2015 which resulted in 53 fatalities and many more injured. See Terrorism.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.