The official languages are French and Arabic. Much Arabic is spoken in the north and Sara in the south. Also over 120 regional languages and dialects, the largest tribal groups in the north (predominantly Islamic) are the Nare Arabs, Toubou, Fulani, Hausa, Kanembou, Boulala and Wadai; to the south (predominantly Christian) the Baguirmi, Kotoko, Sara, Massa and Moundang.
01/01/2022 New Year
04/18/2022 easter monday
04/23/2022 National holiday
05/01/2022 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
05/01/2022 Labor Day
05/25/2022 Liberation of Africa (Anniversary of the founding of the OUA)
07/09/2022 Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
08/11/2022 Independence Day
11/01/2022 all saints day
11/28/2022 day of the Republic
12/01/2022 Freedom and Democracy Day
The dates given for Islamic holidays are calculated according to the lunar calendar and therefore shift from year to year.
During the fasting month of Ramadan, which precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are forbidden to eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, which causes disruptions or deviations in the normal course of business (including reduced opening hours of shops and authorities) and therefore there may be restrictions for travelers.
Many restaurants outside the hotels are closed during the day, and the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes is restricted or e.g. T. even strictly forbidden, even for non-Muslim vacationers. In hotel complexes it must be taken into account that meals and drinks during Ramadan may only be taken in the hotel restaurant or in the room.
Travelers should expect increased sensitivity in religious matters as well as in respect of Islamic traditions.
Some interruptions may also occur during Eid al-Fitr. This festival, like Eid al-Adha, is indefinite and can last from 2-10 days depending on the region.
Duty free shopping
The following items can be imported duty-free into Chad (persons aged 18 and over): 400 cigarettes/cigarillos or 125 cigars or 500 g of tobacco (women only cigarettes); 3 bottles of wine; 1 bottle of spirits. objects of daily use. More information is available from Countryaah.com.
If you want to export handicrafts bought in Chad, you need a permit on a case-by-case basis. This must be applied for at the Ministry of Tourism. Plants and animal species that are protected under the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may not be exported, even if they can be bought in Chad.
Embassy of the Republic of Chad
Avenue d’Aïre 40
+41 (0)22 340 59 20.
Mon-Thu 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00, Fri 09.00-12.00.
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Chad
(With visa issue.)
+43 (0)2755 72 20.
Embassy of the Republic of Chad
(Also responsible for Austria.)
+49 (0)30 31 99 16 20.
Mon-Thu 09.00-15.00, Fri 09.00-13.00.
French language skills are essential as there are no professional translators. The best time for business travel is from November to May. Business hours: Authorities: Mon-Thu 07.00-15.30, Fri 07.00-12.00.
Chambre de Commerce, d’Industrie et d’Agriculture (Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture)13 Avenue du Colonel Moll, BP 458, N’DjaménaTel: 52 52 64.
self-dial remote service. Sometimes the conversations have to go through the operator.
GSM 900. The transmission/reception range for mobile radio is limited to the area around N’Djaména. Network operators are Celtel Tchad (Internet: www.td.celtel.com/fr/index.html or www.msi-cellular.com) and Libertis, a subsidiary of Tchad Mobile SA. Roaming contracts exist with mobile phone companies from Germany and Switzerland, among others. The transmission/reception area is mainly limited to the large cities in the south of the country.
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, public Internet access is available in N’Djaména.
Airmail to Europe takes about a week to arrive. Post Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-11.30am; Sat 3.30pm-6.30pm; Sun 07.30-11.00 a.m.
Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.