The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • areas within 30km of the border with Libya, Nigeria, Niger and the Central African Republic

  • areas bordering Lake Chad including the regions of Kanem and Lac to the west of the towns of Mao and Bol

  • areas within 30km of Cameroon from Lake Chad as far as Léré

  • the regions of Sila, Wadi Fira, Ennedi, and Tibesti

  • the region of Ouaddaï except the town of Abéché

  • the region of Borkou except within 30km of the town of Faya Largeau

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to all remaining parts of the country including the towns of Faya Largeau in Borkou region and Abéché in Ouaddaï region, but with the exception of the capital N’Djamena to which the FCO do not advise against travel.

You should only undertake travel to those parts of the country to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel if you are confident that you have in place adequate security precautions to protect you from violent crime, the correct Chadian authorities are aware of your journey, you have in place the right permits if required, and you hold comprehensive travel insurance.

Chad has cancelled all incoming flights from or via countries affected by Ebola, including Nigeria, as a prevention measure against the spread of Ebola to Chad. Chad has also cancelled all flights from or via Ghana. Contact your airline or travel company to check whether your flights have been affected.

Since the beginning of November 2014 there has been a severe shortage of fuel in the capital, N’Djamena, resulting in riots and demonstrations. You should avoid large gatherings and keep informed on developments through local media.

There is a general threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. There is a threat of retaliatory attacks following the French intervention in Mali. See Terrorism.

There is no British Embassy in Chad. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.