Chad state ‘fluid’

This item appears on page 19 of the May 2008 issue.

On March 16, the Government of Chad announced that the state of emergency and night curfew had been lifted. Airlines that normally service N’Djamena resumed limited commercial operations.

Nevertheless, the political situation remains fluid and potentially dangerous, and all travel should be deferred, says the Department of State. Visa services at the embassy remain suspended until further notice.

The embassy strongly recommends that U.S. citizens be prepared to implement their personal evacuation or safe haven plans on short notice should the situation warrant.

Travel to eastern Chad and the Chad/Central African Republic border area should be avoided due to insecurity caused by banditry and clashes between government and rebel forces.