Do I require a visa to enter Chad?
Unless they arrive from select exempted countries, Chad requires a visa from international travellers.
List of countries exempt from Chadian visas…
Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Chad: Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Republic of Central Africa, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Niger.
Chad Visa Requirements
Chad does not have embassies or high commissions in many countries. Thus, as we discuss your safari, we will advise you on visas accordingly depending on your country of residence.
Visas are available on arrival with the proper paperwork, but we would like to emphasize that Chad has very specific requirements for granting visas. The most important of these is that in order to visit Zakouma or Ennedi, all guests will need an invitation letter from African Parks. If you are interested in the Gerewol Festival, we will need to issue you a letter from a local Chadian company. Although Chad’s visa process can be a bit messy, we can assure that we will be working through it with you every step of the way.
Does Chad offer visa on arrival?
Yes, Chad does offer visa on arrival but with very strict paperwork please see the answer above.
I want to visit Zakouma or Ennedi. How can I get a visa?
You will need a letter from African Parks amongst other things. Please see the answer above.
Chad Visa requirements for U.S. citizens
If you’ve booked your safari holiday to Chad through us, please rest assured that we will assist you in procuring your visa to Chad.