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Chad Visitor Information

Chad has a typical tropical climate in the south with as much rains as 1000mm per year. The centre is a mixture of shrub and desert and a dry desert climate in the north. The dry season is between November and May in the south and temperatures usually range from 20°C to 25°C but can rise to 40°C just before the rains.

All nationals except those of France and Germany require visas. Visas are usually valid for 3 months and can be renewed without much difficulty. You must register at the sûreté (immigration) within 72 hours of arriving and you'll need two photos'.

Visas can be obtained from neighbouring countries apart from Niger.

Official Currency:    1 CFA (Central African Franc)=100 centimes
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate


A poor domestic service is offered by Air Tchad connecting N'Djaména to Moundou, Sarh and Abéché.


The main way to get around the country is by trucks and pick-ups. Buses do run between N'Djaména, Sarh and Mao.


Traffic drives on the right hand side and an International Driving Licence is required.

Outside N'Djaména special travel permits are usually required, particularly if travelling to the northern or central part of the country. Road conditions are extremely poor at all times and in the raining season many roads are impassable. For the most part travelling around is best done in a four wheel drive vehicle.

1st January - New Years' Day
1st May - Labour Day
25th May - OAU Foundation Day
11th August - Independence Day
1st November - All Saint's Day
28th November - Proclamation of the Republic
December 25th - Christmas Day
Moveable holidays include Easter Sunday and Monday and variable Muslim holidays

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used is: "Type C, E, F & D"

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