Last update 17 July 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Republic of Chad
The Republic of Bulgaria has no functioning Embassy in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad. Bulgarian citizens staying for a short term or for a long term in Chad, may address consular issues to the Embassy of Bulgaria in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ethiopia
Address: Bole KK, Kebele 04/06/07, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Postal Address: P.O.Box 987 Addis Abeba, FDR of Ethiopia
Telephone: +251 11 66 100 32
Fax: +251 11 66 162 70
Office hours: 08.00 - 18.00h
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Chad in Moscow is accredited for Bulgaria.
The Embassy of the Republic of Chad in Moscow
Address: 14 Akademika Pylyugina Str., building 3, office 895, 896, 117393 Moscow
Telephone: +7495 936 1763; +7495 936 1766
Fax: +7495 936 1101
Crime and security
It is not advisable to travel to Chad because of the civil war in the country and the military riots since 2006. There is also a high level of crime, abductions, robberies and thefts.
Low level of healthcare.
Water is undrinkable, it can be used for washing only after being boiled.
Indigenous infectious diseases – yellow fever, malaria, etc.
Travel papers and visas
You can enter the country with a valid international passport.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Chad (holders of common, official and diplomatic passports) need to have a visa, which can be obtained from the Chadian Embassy in Moscow.
Immunization against yellow fever is mandatory.
Up-to-date information concerning the vaccines required for Chad can be obtained from the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases on telephone: + 359 2 944 69 99 / 221.
One should drink more fluids, eat low-fat foods and avoid using alcohol during the hot months.
Drinking tap water is forbidden.
In extreme cases – damaging, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens may apply for issuing an Emergency Travel Document at any embassy of an EU member-state in Chad.
Certifications and legalisations
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be acknowledged by the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued to Bulgarian citizens by the authorities in Chad should bear the seal of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Chad. Next, they should be certified by the Chadian Embassy accredited for Bulgaria – in this case, the one in Moscow. Next, the signature and certifications of the Consular Service shall be certified by the Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow.
The documents so formalised shall be then translated in the Bulgarian language by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria, and the translation shall be certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.