Chad destination information

All you need to know before visiting Chad

Chad summary

Chad is a big country with around 14M Chadian. Official languages are Arabic and French. Chad uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Currency used in Chad is Central African CFA franc (XAF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 205
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 186

ATMs in Chad are Rare. Internet speed in Chad is on average 1.2 Mbps.

🏙️ NDjamena
🗣️ Arabic French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 14M ☀️ ~27 °C 🌧 ~29 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 1284k km2 (496k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Chad uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type E and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Arabic
  • French


Currency 💱

100 XAF = 0.16 USD

Chad uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Chad. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Chad uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Chad upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Chad, dial +, then 235 (the country code for Chad), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Chad, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 235 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Chad is on average 1.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Chad is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 22,574.93 XAF, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 1 telecoms: Airtel.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Chad

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Chadian embassies

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