Chad Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

The research for this website was carried out mainly in 2011 and 2012. Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date. This is particularly true of countries in the developing world, especially Asia and Africa where conditions can change often. Also, the political climate in many countries has changed a lot in recent years. Therefore the information on this website should be treated with caution. You should always check with your Government’s website or the UK Foreign office travel advice website before finalising plans to drive abroad.

Driving in Chad
Not surprisingly the UK Foreign Office strongly advise against renting a car and driving abroad in Chad. Their section on driving states -You should avoid all travel to eastern Chad, where there has historically been rebel activity and there is a risk of indiscriminate banditry. The area is also renowned for its roadblocks, which are frequently used to facilitate car-jackings, some of which have proved fatal.For travel outside the capital, you require authorisation from the Ministry of the Interior, which is normally granted without difficulty after a few days. But roads are poor and often impassable during the rainy season (July-October), especially in the south. Heavy rains have resulted in major flooding in many areas, particularly in the south and east. You should travel in convoy, keep doors locked and carry spare fuel and supplies. Due to the activity of highway bandits, you should not travel by road after dark. Police checkpoints are common: you may be asked to show your passport, driving licence and vehicle registration documents.

Chad Car Rental
Not surprisingly, there doesn’t seem to be much of a market for car rental in N’Djamena. However Avis have a franchise there and you do seem to be able to book cars online

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