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January 19, 2012

Emergency Message

U.S. Embassy Ndjamena, Chad

January 19, 2012 

The government of Chad has deployed military forces, including aircraft, to areas including Sahr and Maro in the region of Moyen Chari.  As a result, combat operations could occur with little or no notice throughout this area.  U.S. citizens should avoid travel to the border area of Chad near the Central African Republic (CAR).  U.S. citizens already in the region should remain aware of changes in their surroundings and leave if possible.  The U.S. Embassy only allows official U.S. government travel to the Chad-CAR border on a case-by-case basis.  As stated in the Department of State’s August 2011 Travel Warning for Chad, the U.S. Embassy recommends that you avoid all travel to eastern Chad and all border regions, including the Chad-CAR border.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S and Canada or, for callers overseas, by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

The U.S. Embassy in Ndjamena is located on Avenue Felix Eboue.  The mailing address is B.P. 413, telephone: +235 251-2009 or +235 251-6211, facsimile: +235 251-5654.  The consular section’s e-mail address is .

The Consular section is open for all services Monday - Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, except for U.S. and Chadian holidays. No appointment is necessary.  

U.S. citizens who require emergency services after hours, on weekends, or holidays should call +235 662-2100 or +235 251-7009.  For additional information on consular services, please visit the Embassy's website.