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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: N'Djamena (Chad), Continued Uptick in Crime

Africa > Chad > N'Djamena

 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.

U.S. citizens are reminded to remain vigilant, avoid large crowds, and take personal safety precautions at all times, especially when frequenting popular establishments.

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. 

In the 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 holidays).

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