Travel Information

French citizens travelling to Chad

Citizens of French Southern and Antarctic Lands that are travelling to Chad need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Chad

👯‍♂️ good for parties
low humidity
💰 expensive cost of living
🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
conflict area
rural city

Flights and Prices

Flight prices to Chad from French Southern and Antarctic Lands usually are around 869.00 EUR. Air France is a common carrier airline.

International and domestic airlines

Common international airlines are

Ethiopian Airlines

. Popular domestic airlines are

Ethiopian Airlines

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is XAF.

1 EUR = 654.121606 XAF

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $16.00 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Pre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We've reviewed our travel advice for Chad. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travel to Chad due to the significant risk of terrorist attack. Reconsider your need to travel to the capital, N'Djamena, due to the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Chad. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.24 / 5)
Safety (2.50 / 5)
Cost of Living (2.14 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$80.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$16.00 USD

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