Empty highway road in a desert with a mountain in the distance


Time Difference: EST + 5 hours   Current Time and Date in Chad
Currency: Currency Converter  – Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Chad 
US Embassy in Chad: ndjamena.usembassy.gov

Chad, is located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west.  Chad is divided into multiple regions: a desert zone in the north, an arid Sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile Sudanese savanna zone in the south. Lake Chad, after which the country is named, is the largest wetland in Chad and the second largest in Africa. Chad’s highest peak is the Emi Koussi in the Sahara, and N’Djamena, (formerly Fort-Lamy), the capital, is the largest city.

Health: CDC Chad
What to Pack
Weather: Chad Weather
Communications: Dial 011 followed by country code 235

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of immunization (Yellow Fever)

Diplomatic Missions

Foreign diplomatic Representations accredited in Chad
Address list of foreign Diplomatic Missions.
Diplomatic Representations of Chad abroad
Address list of Chad’s Diplomatic Missions Abroad.


Spring: March- May, Average High Temperature of 100°F – Average Low of 70°F
Summer( Rainy Season): June –August  Average High Temperature of 97°F – Average Low of 75°F
Fall: September – October Average High Temperature of 91°F – Average Low of 72°F
Winter: Average High Temperature of  91°F  – Average low of  59°F
Language: French is the official language and English is widely spoken


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