Current travel advisories for Niger

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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. April 2024 at 08:18

It is not safe to travel Niger.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.7 / 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 6 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 (4.6), Burkina Faso (4.1), Nigeria (3.8), Chad (3.7), Benin with (3.3) and Algeria with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/niger

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Niger due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping, the presence of armed militants and the unpredictable security situation (level 4 of 4).

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

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:
Last updated on January 8, 2023, to remove the Ordered Departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and eligible family members, and lower the overall risk level from Level 4 to Level 3. Reconsider travel to Niger due to risk of crime, civil unrest, terrorism, and kidnapping. Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, are common. Demonstrations, while generally peaceful, may become violent at any time and lead to civil unrest.  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. Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Niger.

Danger level: 4

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Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our advice for Niger and continue to advise do not travel. The security situation remains highly volatile. There's ongoing political instability following a military takeover in July 2023. Movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. There's a high risk of terrorism, and terrorists may target places visited by foreigners, government buildings and security facilities. There's a high risk of kidnapping across Niger. Foreigners are particularly at risk. Some land borders remain closed, and others may close without warning. Trying to leave Niger by land borders is likely to be dangerous. We continue to advise:  Do not travel to Niger due to the volatile security environment, including the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and violent crime.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

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 (Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

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?

We got distinct notes that traveling Niger isn't safe right now. The risk index is at 4.7 out of 5 possible points. We advise against travel.

How many countries have issued advisories for Niger?

We currently know of 6 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 (4.6), Burkina Faso (4.1), Nigeria (3.8), Chad (3.7), Benin with (3.3) and Algeria with (3.0 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!