Local laws and customs
Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.
Chad is a predominantly Muslim country in which Islamic law, customs and dress are universally respected. You should respect them fully. You may not seek to convert Muslims to other faiths.
When travelling in Chad, take care not to offend local culture or religious beliefs, especially during the holy month of Ramadan or other religious festivals. Be conscious of your dress and behaviour if you intend to visit places of worship.
During Ramadan, Muslims are not permitted to eat, drink or smoke during daylight hours. To avoid offence, you should not eat, drink or smoke in public during this time. Guide books, local hoteliers and tour guides can be good sources of information for how to behave and dress respectfully.
While there are no specific laws targeting LGBT persons, homosexuality is not widely accepted in Central African societies.
It is probably best to avoid all public displays of affection regardless of your sexual orientation.
Photographing of airports, government buildings and military sites is prohibited and all other photography requires a permit.
Ensure that you carry identification at all times as failure to produce identification can led to detention by the police.
Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Chad are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
Satellite phone are illegal in Chad.
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:53:03 BST