Chad visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Chadian Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • According to the visa policy of Chad, Nigerians hoping to visit the country do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. 
  • Visitors can also extend their stay beyond the 90-day validity by applying to the immigration department in Chad.
  • Citizens of Nigeria must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Chad. The passport must have at least two blank pages.
  • Visitors are also expected to have an onward or return tickets and any other documents pertinent to their next destination.
  • Nigerians visiting Chad also need to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • An airport tax of  XAF 5,000 and a security tax of  XAF 3,000 is levied on tourist when exiting Chad. Students and Diplomatists are exempt from this tax. 
  • Nigerians visiting Chad with pets must be accompanied by a veterinarian good health certificate issued at point of origin and a rabies vaccination certificate is also required.
  • Mandatory police registration is required for all visitors within 72 hours of arrival.
  • There are no direct flights options available from Nigeria to N'Djamena, Chad, travelling from Lagos however, will require one stopover, while flights from Abuja would require two.
  • Intending visitors can get to N'Djamena, Chad from any international airport in Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • ASKY, Air Cote D'Ivoire and EgyptAir are some of the carriers that fly from Nigeria to Chad.
  • The estimated flight duration from Lagos to N'Djamena, Chad is 7 hours, 25 minutes and 1 hour, 40 minutes from Abuja.
  • While Chad is home to diverse religious demography,  Islam is currently the religion practised by a vast majority of Chad’s population.
  • The time zone currently in use in Chad is the West Africa Standard Time ( GMT+1 ), the same as Nigeria.
  • Moving around in Chad is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes minibuses - as there are no trains in Chad, it is the most convenient way to get around N'Djamena-, Chad taxis, car rentals and domestic flights.
  • The power and socket plug used in Chad are of Type D and F. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Chad has a hot and tropical climate, the southern rainy season is from May-October, and the central rains from June-September. The north has very little rain all year. The dry season is often windy, and cooler during the evenings.
  • The best time to visit Chad is from the dry season months of November to May, you will enjoy spectacular game viewing opportunities during this period.
  • Chad has two official languages, French and Modern Standard Arabic, and over 120 indigenous languages.
  • Jarret de boeuf, La Bouillie and Esh are common dishes in Chad that tourists can try out.
  • In business and trade situations, Chadian Arabic is often used as a lingua franca. In N'Djamena, the capital city, some people will speak English as well as French and Arabic; however, it is advised to learn basic phrases in French and Arabic to help navigate communication with the people.
  • Zakouma National Park, Abeche market and National Museum are tourists sites to visit in Chad.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Chad a safe place to visit?

Not really. There has been a significant increase in crime rate in Chad. Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, carjacking, and muggings, have also been reported.  Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreigners, local security forces, and civilians. 


How can one get around in Chad?

Getting around in Chad is possible with mini-buses, but buses rarely leave on scheduled intervals, so the fastest way to get around is by taking a land cruiser, which picks up and drops off passengers along the way.


What is the climate in Chad like?

Chad has mostly hot and tropical seasons.  The southern rainy season is from May to October and the central rains from June-September. The north has very little rain all year. The dry season is often windy, and cooler during the evenings.


What is best to wear in Chad?

There are no restrictions on clothing. Visitors, however, are advised to go for light items of clothing due to the often hot climate.


What are the popular things to eat in Chad?

Millet, sorghum and rice grains cooked in various ways are what make up the most of Chad's cuisine. Jarret de boeuf, La Bouillie and Esh are common dishes in Chad that tourists can try out.


Which process I will follow to visit Chad?
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