Chad Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 4
malaria 3
Typhoid & Polio Yes
cholera 2
yellow fever 1 Yes


Medical care is inadequate, especially in the north of the country. Travel health insurance with emergency repatriation is strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check indexdotcom for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] Vaccination against yellow fever is required for all travelers over the age of 9 months. This does not apply to transit passengers who do not leave the airport in Chad. Regardless of official regulations, vaccination against yellow fever is recommended for all travelers over the age of one, as Chad is considered a yellow fever infected country. [2] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but there is a risk of infection. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. To protect yourself, you should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. Vaccination is only recommended in rare cases. [3] There is a risk of malaria throughout the year in all parts of the country. The predominant more dangerous form Plasmodium falciparum is said to be resistant to chloroquine. [4] Due to the risk of possible infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes, or it should be bought packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is not pasteurized and should also be boiled. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. Avoid dairy products made from unboiled milk. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Pork, raw salads and mayonnaise should be avoided. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens are found in some ponds and rivers, especially in the south, so swimming and wading in inland waters should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Filariasis caused by insects occurs primarily in the south. Travelers reduce the risk of transmission if they use an effective insect repellent. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur nationwide. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is widespread and a great danger for those who take risks of infection: Sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Leishmaniasis occurs nationwide. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Epidemic outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis occur from December to May in rural areas, especially in the south. To protect yourself, you should get vaccinated and avoid large crowds. There is a nationwide increased risk of infection with sleeping sickness, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Careful mosquito protection measures are recommended. Rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tick ​​bite fever occurs nationwide. Protective measures are skin-covering clothing and insect repellent.



1 CFA (Communauté Financiaire Africaine) Franc* = 100 centimes. Currency code: CFA Fr, XAF (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 10,000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 CFA Fr. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 CFA Fr. Note: [*] Issued by the Banque des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale (BEAC, State Bank of Central African States) and used by Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Chad and Central African Republic. Issued by the Banque des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO, State Bank of West African States), the CFA Franc (XOF) is not legal tender in Chad. The CFA Franc is tied to the Euro.

Credit cards

Visa and, in some cases, Mastercard are also accepted to a limited extent in the capital. With a credit card, it is possible to withdraw money at the bank counter. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can only be withdrawn from ATMs in N’Djamena. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are not accepted in Chad.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Thu and Sat 07.00-13.00, Fri 07.00-11.00/12.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

Unlimited import of local currency, export of which is limited to 25,000 CFA Fr. Unlimited import of foreign currency; duty of declaration. Export of foreign currencies up to the amount of the declared import, minus the exchange amounts.

Currency Exchange

It is recommended to take euros or US dollars with you, as these are the easiest to exchange. Exchange back outside of the CFA franc zone is only possible at very unfavorable rates.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
XOF 1 EUR = 655.96
1 CHF = 655.96
1 USD = 655.96
EUR 1 EUR = €655.96
1 CHF = €655.96
1 USD = €655.96
USD U.S$ 1 EUR = US$655.96
1 CHF = US$655.96
1 USD = US$655.96

Chad Money