Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, and minefields.
Violent crimes, such as armed robbery and mugging, have been reported.
Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. They can easily cross borders, including in the Lake Chad region, and borders may close without notice.
There are minefields along the borders with Libya and Sudan.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Chad as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to certain areas of N’Djamena as well as outside of the capital, including the Lake Chad Basin.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page
If you decide to travel to Chad: