Current travel advisories for Niger

Last Update: Friday, 29. May 2020 at 07:21

Please reconsider your need to travel to Niger.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.1 / 5

Niger is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with around 14 million citizens and a land mass of 1,267,000 km². We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.9 / 5

Niger shares land borders with 7 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Mali (4.7), Burkina Faso (3.9), Nigeria (3.7), Chad (3.7), Benin with (3.3) and Algeria with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 955 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 64 reported deaths associated with the disease in Niger.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/nigersicherheit/226384

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Niger: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/niger-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Niger due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common. Terrorist groups continue plotting kidnappings and possible attacks in Niger. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Terrorists operate in the areas bordering Mali, Libya, Burkina Faso, and throughout northern Niger. Avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, Diffa region, and the Lake Chad region. Mali-based extremist groups have crossed the border and conducted multiple lethal attacks on Nigerien security forces. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in remote and rural areas as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel outside of the capital, Niamey, due to security concerns. Outside of Niamey, all U.S. Embassy personnel are required to travel only during daylight hours and in a minimum of a two-vehicle convoy accompanied by armed Nigerien government security escorts.  Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/niger

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/niger/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/niger

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
A state of emergency is in place. All international passenger flights are suspended and all land borders are closed. If you arrive in Niger you're required to enter quarantine which may be in a government-designated facility. Travel into and out of Niamey is prohibited and roads are closed. You must wear a face mask in public places, markets, and on public transport in Niamey. Schools, bars, cinemas and many other public places are closed. Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Niger due to the high threat of kidnapping, terrorist attack, crime and the unpredictable security environment.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/niger/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Niger.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 14 million
Covering landmass
1,267,000 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (XOF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
NE
Phone prefix
+227
Top Level Domain
.ne
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Niger (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Niger.

Is Niger safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Niger. With a risk index of 4.1 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Niger?

We currently know of 7 countries having issued advisories for Niger.

What countries does Niger share land borders with?

Niger shares land borders with 7 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.9 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Mali (4.7), Burkina Faso (3.9), Nigeria (3.7), Chad (3.7), Benin with (3.3) and Algeria with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!