Chad visa requirements for Cameroonians

Travel and visa requirements

Chadian Visa is not required for Cameroonians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Cameroonians visiting Chad are not required to apply for a visa for a period of 90 days of stay.
  • Visitors are required to provide a passport that has a validity of six months upon arrival.
  • Cameroon citizens must also make at least two blank pages of their passports available for visa stamps.
  • A Yellow Fever certificate of vaccination is necessary for Cameroonians to visit Chad.
  • A maximum of 5 million CFA equivalent ($10,800) is the limit for the number of local currencies and foreign currencies allowed to be taken in and out of the country.
  • To drive in Chad, an international driving permit is required. The use of cell phones while driving and driving a vehicle with tinted windows is illegal.
  • Public transportation is not recommended for tourists visiting Chad. It is advisable to hire private transport from reliable sources such as travel agencies and local hotels.
  • Tourists arriving with pets may be subject to a tax of CFA 5,000 per pet.
  • Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a certificate of vaccination against rabies as well as a certificate of good health.
  • All travellers are required to pay an airport tax of 3,000 CFA upon departure.
  • Visitors arriving in Cameroon must have confirmed onward or return tickets.
  • The estimated flight time from Yaounde, Cameroon to N'Djamena, Chad is 1 hour, 44 minutes.
  • Chad uses the West Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+1) hence, there is no time difference between Cameroon and Chad.
  • Chad's official languages are Arabic and French but over 100 languages and dialects are spoken.
  • Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. 
  • The most popular religion of Chad is Islam at 55% and is closely followed by Christianity at 40%.
  • Chad is the fifth largest country in Africa as it relates to the landmass area. Chad is about the size of Spain, Kansas, and France combined.
  • The Tibesti Mountains in Chad are home to some of the best camel racing in the world.
  • The Sahara Desert covers much of northern Chad and occupies roughly one-third of the country’s total area. 
  • Grains including millet, sorghum and rice are staple foods of Chad. One of the main dishes of the Chadians is the boule, a thick grain porridge.
  • People of Chad use Kakaki, a long metal trumpet in traditional ceremonial music. The instrument signifies power and is always played by men.
  • The country has seen long-lasting conflicts between Muslims and Christians.
  • Chad is also known as “The Babel Tower of the World” because it is believed to be the location of the Biblical “Tower of Babel”.
  • The country is named after Lake Chad, the largest wetland in Chad and the second-largest in Africa.
  • Chad is home to some of the most important African archaeological sites dating back earlier than 200 BC. These sites are mainly in the Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region.
  •  Bili Bili (millet beer) and fruit juices are Chad’s traditional drinks.
  • The country is also called “The Dead Heart of Africa” because of its closeness to the deserts.
  • Lakes of Ounianga are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Chad. The Lakes of Ounianga comprises a total of 18 lakes. These lakes feature different colors (blue, green, red) that vary due to the differences in their chemical compositions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chad the poorest country in the world?

Landlocked in central Africa with a population of about 7 million, Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world. In the latter half of the 1990s, its GDP per capita averaged $215. Desert covers much of the country, and only about 3 per cent of the land is fit for growing crops.

What are people from Chad called?

The people of Chad are referred to as Chadians. 

Is it safe to travel to Chad?

Reconsider travel to Chad due to crime, terrorism, and minefields. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. They can easily cross borders, including in the Lake Chad region and borders may close without notice.

What is the main religion in Chad?

Muslims are largely concentrated in northern and eastern Chad, and animists and Christians live primarily in southern Chad and Guéra.

What are the most serious economic problems facing Chad?

Landlocked Chad's economic development suffers from its geographic remotenessdrought, lack of infrastructure, and political turmoil. About 85% of the population depends on agriculture particularly, animal husbandry.

What is the official language of Chad?

French and Arabic are the two official languages of Chad. French has the most educated speakers in Chad Although Chadian Arabic has more speakers in Chad than both French and Standard Arabic.