Chad visa requirements for Nigeriens

Travel and visa requirements

Chadian Visa is not required for Nigeriens

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nigeriens 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.
  • Niger 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 Niger citizens to visit Chad.
  • A maximum of 5 million CFA equivalent ($10,800) is the limit for 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 upon departing 3,000 CFA.
  • Visitors arriving in Chad must have confirmed onward or return tickets.
  • The estimated flight time from Niamey, Niger to N'Djamena, Chad is 2 hours, 15 minutes.
  • Chad uses the West Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+1) hence, there is no time difference between Niamey, Niger 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% 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 stapled 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’s 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 colours (blue, green, red) that vary due to the differences in their chemical compositions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chad a poor or rich country?

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.

Why is the country named Chad?

Lake Chad, from which the country gets its name, lies on the western border with Niger and Nigeria. The northern part of Chad is a desert that runs into the Sahara.

What are the people from Chad called?

The people of Chad are referred to as Chadians.

Is Chad an Arab Country?

Arabic is widely used in Chad and nearly half of its population of about 10 million are Muslims but the country does not claim to be an Arab country.