Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Chad on the TravelHealthPro website
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 5 July 2021, there is no longer a ban (related to the Alpha variant of COVID-19) on travellers from the UK entering Chad.
Non-vaccinated travellers need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated no more than 96 hours prior to arrival in Chad.
Vaccinated travellers (presenting a vaccination certificate) are exempt from this requirement.
Travellers departing from Chad are required to conform with the COVID-19 requirements of their destination (and any relevant transit) country.
Entry and borders
See Entry Requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Chad.
Returning to the UK
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- can access money
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Travel in Chad
Quarantine and curfew measures
The Government has extended the health emergency, which includes measures such as the compulsory wearing of face masks in indoor public spaces. There are penalties, including potential imprisonment, for non-compliance.
Healthcare in Chad
For contact details for doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health
View Health for further details on healthcare in Chad.
See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.
COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Chad
We will update this page when the Government of Chad announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
The Chad national vaccination programme started in June 2021 in N’Djamena, Abéché and Moundou and is mainly using the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines. The Government of Chad has stated that British nationals resident in Chad are able to receive the vaccination if they choose to join the programme. Vaccine sites include: l’Hôpital de la Renaissance, CHU Référence Nationale, CHU de la Mère et de l’Enfant, le CHU Bon Samaritan, l’Hôpital de l’Amitié Tchado-Chine, l’Hôpital d’Instruction Militaire, l’Hôpital Provincial de Farcha, et le Centre International de Vaccination. We have been advised that prospective vaccine recipients should arrive at a vaccine site with a photo identification and two (2) photos. Contact your local healthcare provider for further information on Chad’s vaccination programme.
To find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.
If you’re a British national living in Chad, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.