U.S. Embassy N’Djamena wishes to inform
U.S. citizens of an uptick in crime, including armed robberies, petty crime,
and carjackings in N’Djamena. The Embassy continues to receive multiple
reports of armed robberies in the immediate vicinity of restaurants, hotels,
and popular establishments targeting foreign expatriates. Several U.S.
citizens have been injured in these robberies, which involved weapons such as
knives and firearms.
citizens are reminded to remain vigilant, avoid large crowds, and take personal
safety precautions at all times, especially when frequenting popular
Carjacking of both expatriate and local
vehicles has also continued to increase. U.S. citizens are reminded to
ensure their vehicle doors are locked and windows are closed at all times, even
when traveling during daylight hours.
event of an emergency or to report an incident, the Chadian National Police can
be contacted by dialing 2020 from any cell phone. U.S. citizens are also
encouraged to file a report of any crime by visiting the Central Commissariat
in N’Djamena or their closest police station outside of the capital.
For further information:
See the State
Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings,
Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Chad.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment
Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier
to locate you in an emergency.
Effective June 12, 2017 the U.S. Embassy in Chad will be located
at the Chagoua Round- Point and can be reached at + (235) 22 51 50 17 from 7:30
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens
is +235 63 51 78 00.
Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the
United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal
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