Capital N'Djamena

Population 14,497,000

Area 1,284,000 km2

Key facts

Chad is a country located in Middle Africa. There are 6 countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan) that Chad shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak French and Arabic.

The national currency in Chad is Central African CFA franc (XAF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 662.05 XAF and 1 USD is worth 663.48 XAF.

Chadian
Banknotes

50010002000500010000

Chadian
Coins

1251025100500

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Chad.1.46 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Chad, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Chad. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type D 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Chad?

There are no Mariott hotels in Chad.

There are no Hilton hotels in Chad.

There are no IHG hotels in Chad.

There are no Best Western hotels in Chad.

There are Radisson hotels in N'Djamena.

There are no Accor hotels in Chad.

What fast food chains are present in Chad?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Chad.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Chad.

The KFC chain does not operate in Chad.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Chad.

The Subway chain does not operate in Chad.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Chad.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Chad.

Weather

Today the sun in N'Djamena, rises at 5:47 AM and sets at 5:48 PM. The climate of N'Djamena may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 23.6°C (74.48°F)High: 34.5°C (94.1°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 24.6°C (76.28°F)High: 35.7°C (96.26°F)
FridayOct 7RainLow: 24.7°C (76.46°F)High: 35.6°C (96.08°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 23.8°C (74.84°F)High: 36.6°C (97.88°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 23.8°C (74.84°F)High: 37.3°C (99.14°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 23.6°C (74.48°F)High: 36.1°C (96.98°F)

Weather data for N'Djamena (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Chad.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Chad.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.8, Chad is placed 98th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Chad traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 32.40 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Chad

17 Police
18 Ambulance
18 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Chad?

Currently, citizens of 16 countries can enter Chad without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Chad.

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