Chad visa requirements for Cameroonians

Chadian Visa is not required for Cameroonians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Cameroonians 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.
  • Cameroon 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 Cameroonians to visit Chad.
  • A maximum of 5 million CFA equivalent ($10,800) is the limit for the number of 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 of 3,000 CFA upon departure.
  • Visitors arriving in Cameroon must have confirmed onward or return tickets.
  • The estimated flight time from Yaounde, Cameroon to N’Djamena, Chad is 1 hour, 44 minutes.
  • Chad uses the West Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+1) hence, there is no time difference between Cameroon 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% and is closely 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 staple 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 is 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 colors (blue, green, red) that vary due to the differences in their chemical compositions.