The US Embassy in N’Djamena has issued a warning regarding carjackings, as vehicle attacks become more frequent and are now occurring during the daytime as well as at night. Embassy travel more than 25km from the capital and outside other major cities requires an official escort, and a curfew is in place for travel at night.

If you or a client are in Chad and considering your travel options, we would advise you to consider the information from the US Embassy and factor it into your travel risk management plan. 

From the US Embassy in N’Djamena

Event:  The number of reported carjackings has increased.  No specific group appears to be targeted.  The trend has shifted from primarily nighttime occurrences to those occurring during both day and night.  There are no recent reports of carjacking within the city limits of N’Djamena.  Vehicle travel by U.S. Embassy personnel less than 25km from N’Djamena is restricted to the limits of incorporated N’Djamena during hours of darkness.  A military or police escort is required for all embassy vehicle movements further than 25km from N’Djamena.  Vehicle travel outside other major Chadian cities also requires an escort.

Actions to Take:

  • Use caution when walking or driving at night
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Notify someone of your intended destination before you travel

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