National Health Response Committee revises COVID-19 restrictions for travelers to Chad

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According to Dr. Allarangar Yokoudé (Deputy Coordinator of the COVID-19 Health Response), The National Health Response Committee has decided to revise the requirements for entering and leaving the country by air in the current era of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The updated conditions and requirements are effective July 5th, 2021.

Arriving passengers must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate dated less than 72 hours from Arrival.

In addition to systematic temperature checks, any passenger arriving in Chad by an international flight will be subjected to an antigen test (‘Rapid Test’) or RT-PCR, for a fee of 20,000 FCFA (30 EUROS or 40 USD) at the airport before entering town.

Passengers vaccinated in Chad and holding a vaccination record issued by the Chadian Health Authorities are exempt from PCR testing on arrival.

Passengers arriving in Chad and staying for more than 7 days are required to perform a COVID-19 PCR test on the 7th day after arrival.

Departing passengers, depending on their destination and airline requirements, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate upon check-in; and/or a valid COVID-19 vaccination record.

Passengers holding vaccination cards issued by the Chadian health authorities may be exempt from PCR testing on departure, unless the destination country requires a PCR test on entry.

Children under 12 are not subject to these measures either on departure or arrival.

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