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    Currency in Chad – Central African franc XAF

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to Chad

     

    What currency is used in Chad?

    The official currency of Chad is the Central African franc, with symbol FCFA and currency code XAF.

     

    Things to know about the Central African franc

     

    What the Central African franc looks like?

     

     

     

    Central African franc – Markets & Rates

    1 USD = 622.50 XAF
    Sell USD  →  Buy XAF
    USD to XAF at 622.5 is 5.0% below its 90-day average 655.4 with range 622.2-683.6.
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    90-DAYLOW
    4-DAY-1.9%

    DateUSD/XAFChangePeriod
    18 Nov 2022
    634.11
    1.8% 2 Week
    03 Sep 2022
    659.05
    5.5% 3 Month
    02 Dec 2021
    580.19
    7.3% 1 Year
    03 Dec 2017
    553.24
    12.5% 5 Year
    04 Dec 2012
    501.71
    24.1% 10 Year
    07 Dec 2002
    655.51
    5% 20 Year
    USD/XAF historic rates & change to 02-Dec-2022

     

     

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    Travelling to Chad

    Chad, officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in north-central Africa. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west. Chad has always been some place where travellers wave goodbye to their comfort zone and say hello to adventure. Even when it is safe to visit, which sadly it is currently not, the art of travel here is demanding in every sense of the word. This, though, is part of the country’s allure, an opportunity to break emphatically away from all that you know, and come to a place that promises experiences, good and bad, that happen nowhere else. But if Chad is such a demanding place to travel, why ever bother? Picture sublime oases hiding in the northern deserts, stampeding herds of wildlife running through national parks and deep blues awaiting boats on Lake Chad – put simply, when Chad is accessible it’s a country and an experience that can never be forgotten.

    Chad is known for its surreal and other wordly landscapes.

    What currency to use in Chad?

    As in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea, the official currency in Chad is the Central African CFA franc, not to be confused with the West African CFA franc. Credit cards are rarely accepted. You can change money at the airport or the larger banks in N’Djamena.

    How to travel in Chad?

    With the exception of those from a few neighboring African countries, Chad requires a visa and valid passport of all visitors, who must then register with the national police within 72 hours of their arrival. Visas should be arranged for in advance.

    Except for the main roads in N’Djamena, almost all roads in Chad are unpaved and poorly maintained, but driving is the only method of transportation available outside the capital. Roadside bandits target drivers, particularly those in foreign cars, and there are few gas stations or repair shops. Most of N’Djamena is accessible by foot or car, although a few taxis hang around the wealthier parts of town.

    Travel tips for Chad.

    Chad and Sudan have long been uneasy neighbours, and things took a turn for the worse in 2003 when unrest in Sudan’s Darfur region began to spill across the border, along with hundreds of thousands of Sudanese refugees. Chad and Sudan then began accusing each other of backing and harbouring rebels, and the dispute led to the severing of relations in 2006. In the years immediately following this cutting of ties, the Sudanese government was accused of supporting Chadian rebels, who at one point came within a bullet’s breeze of seizing N’djaména. Chad was in turn accused of supporting rebels in Sudan. In 2010, however, the two countries agreed to normalise relations and withdraw support for rebel groups operating in each other’s territories.

    The dry season (September to June) is the best for travel between cities, though it’s unlikely that tourists will be doing much of that in the near future. Rebel activity also increases during that time, so the period between June and August may be the safest one for visiting, if somewhat more inconvenient.

    Especially during the wet season, malaria can be a major problem in Chad. Take antimalarial medications with you, along with insect repellent and mosquito netting, as many hotels do not have the latter.

    With the exception of those from a few neighboring African countries, Chad requires a visa and valid passport of all visitors, who must then register with the national police within 72 hours of their arrival. Visas should be arranged for in advance.

     

    The Central African franc is also the domestic currency in 5 other countries.

     

     

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