Current travel advisories for Niger

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Niger.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.2 / 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: 4.1 / 5

Niger shares land borders with 7 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 4.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Mali (4.6), Chad (4.0), Burkina Faso (3.9), Nigeria (3.9), Algeria with (3.7) and Benin with (3.5 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 6,170 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 204 reported deaths associated with the disease in Niger.

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:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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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 und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). 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:
Reconsider travel to Niger due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Niger due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Niger. 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.

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.

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
There has been an increase in the level of violence following the Presidential election. Heavy gunfire has exchanged between security forces and an armed group near the Presidential Palace in Niamey. We continue to advise do not travel to Niger due to the unpredictable security environment and continuing potential for disorder and violence. Our global travel advice remains do not travel due to the risk of COVID-19 and significant disruptions to global travel. We continue to advise:  Do not travel to Niger due to: the high threat of kidnapping, terrorist attack, crime and the unpredictable security environment. the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not 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?

There are some travel advisories for Niger. With a risk index of 4.2 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 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 4.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Mali (4.6), Chad (4.0), Burkina Faso (3.9), Nigeria (3.9), Algeria with (3.7) and Benin with (3.5 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!