Health Alert: Niger COVID-19 Updates – U.S. Embassy Niamey

Location:  Niger Event: The Nigerien Ministry of Public Health has confirmed 958 cases of COVID-19 in Niger, including 65 deaths. Niger’s land border closures remain in effect; they have been closed since March 19.  Commercial international flights into Niger’s international airports have been cancelled until further notice. Updates Niger’s state of emergency for the entire country …

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Health Alert: Special Flight Leaving Niamey, Niger on Wednesday, April 29 to the United States

Location:  Niger Event:  With the suspension of commercial air service in Niger due to COVID-19, U.S. Embassy Niamey has worked with the Government of Niger to allow a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents to the United States.  The flight is currently scheduled to depart from Niamey, Niger to Washington, DC on Wednesday, April 29.  …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (April 23, 2020) Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  The purpose of this notice is to remind everyone to increase personal awareness during Ramadan. As with other religious events, terror groups sometimes attach symbolism to this special time and choose holidays to conduct attacks.  Whenever possible, the Embassy recommends avoiding …

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Update – Last Repatriation Flight: U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Niger Event:  This message has been updated with information regarding the repatriation flight’s possible departure date, cost of tickets, baggage, and pets. The Department of State is organizing one additional repatriation flight for U.S. citizens to the United States.  The flight is currently scheduled to depart Niamey, Niger to Washington, DC on Wednesday, April 29.  …

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Last Repatriation Flight: U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Niger Event:  The Department of State is organizing one additional repatriation flight for U.S. citizens to the United States.  The flight could possibly depart Niamey, Niger early next week to Washington, DC.  Confirm your interest in this flight by replying to this message and sending a copy of your passport to NiameyACS@state.gov by 5 pm tomorrow, April …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (April 17, 2020) Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  U.S. Embassy Niamey has received reports of proposed demonstration throughout the city of Niamey: neighborhoods specifically identified are around Goudel near the Embassy, Talladje on the airport road, Saga after Gamkalle on Kollo road, and the northwest side of Koubia on …

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Health Alert:  Repatriation Flight Fully Booked – U.S. Embassy Niger

Health Alert:  Repatriation Flight Fully Booked – U.S. Embassy Niger (April 8, 2020) Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  With the suspension of commercial air service in Niger, U.S. Embassy Niamey has worked with the Government of Niger to allow a second repatriation flight to the United States, departing Friday, April 10 to Washington, D.C.  Seating is …

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Health Alert:  American Citizen Services – U.S. Embassy Niamey

Health Alert:  American Citizen Services – U.S. Embassy Niamey (April 3, 2020) Location:  Niger (countrywide) Event:  The Nigerien Ministry of Public Health has confirmed 120 cases of COVID-19 in Niger. Effective April 6, 2020, U.S. Embassy Niamey has suspended routine consular services until further notice.  For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please e-mail our …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight – U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight – U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (April 3, 2020) Location:  Niger Event:  The Department of State is organizing a second repatriation flight for U.S. citizens to the United States.  The flight could possibly depart Niger on Wednesday, April 8 to Washington, DC.  Last minute changes may occur, please monitor your emails. Private U.S. …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight Booked – U.S. Embassy Niger

Health Alert:  Repatriation Flight Booked – U.S. Embassy Niger (March 30, 2020) Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  During this time of global response to COVID-19, U.S. Embassy Niamey is prioritizing assistance to American citizens.  With the suspension of commercial air service in Niger, U.S. Embassy Niamey has worked with the Government of Niger to allow a …

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Repatriation Flight: U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location: Niger (countrywide) Event:  During this time of global response to COVID-19, U.S. Embassy Niamey is prioritizing assistance to American citizens.  With the suspension of commercial air service in Niger, U.S. Embassy Niamey is attempting to arrange repatriation flights to the United States.  The first of such flights could depart Niamey as early as Sunday evening, March …

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Health Alert: U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location: Niger (countrywide) Event:  In response to the spread of COVID-19 in Niger, President Issoufou announced a state of emergency for the entire country, starting at midnight on March 28, 2020.  Additionally, a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. will be in effect starting on March 28, 2020 for the city of Niamey.  The …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Niger (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Niger (March 27, 2020) Location: Niger (countrywide) Event: On March 26, the Nigerien Ministry of Public Health has confirmed 10 cases of COVID-19 in Niger. The government of Niger has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Diori Hamani International Airport in Niamey and Zinder Airport were closed to …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Niger

Location:  Niger (countrywide) Event:  On March 24, the Nigerien Ministry of Public Health announced seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Niger.  Ambassador Whitaker has issued a video message to U.S. citizens in Niger.  The video may be viewed here . The U.S. Department of State has issued a Global 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens are advised that both …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Niger

Location:  Niger (countrywide) Event:  To date, Niger has reported seven cases of COVID-19 and one death. The U.S. Department of State has issued a Global 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens are advised that both routine medical evacuation (medevac) and medically-supported transport (air ambulance) are constrained because of the extreme limitations on air traffic, limitations on entry of …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Niger

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Niger (March 24, 2020) Location:  Niger (countrywide) Event:  The Nigerien Ministry of Public Health has confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in Niger. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Niger

Location: Niger Event: On March 17, the Government of Niger announced the closure of its international airports in Niamey and Zinder for 2 weeks, starting on March 19, 2020 at midnight to limit the potential spread of COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for domestic, cargo, air ambulance, and military flights. All land borders will also be closed …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Niger

Location:  Niger, countrywide Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.   As of March 16, 2020, there are no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Niger.  However, some international airlines are starting to …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Niger

Location:  Niamey, Niger  Event:  The Civil Society Coalition is planning to conduct a march this Sunday, March 15, from Place Toumo to the National Assembly, between 9 am and 1 pm.  The march will proceed northwest from Place Toumo to Terrain Musulman, and then continue southwest to the National Assembly.  This march is to protest …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Niger

Location:  Niger Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide.  As of March 12, 2020, there are no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Niger. The government of Niger has implemented enhanced medical information …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Niger (February 7, 2020)

Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  A student demonstration is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2020 starting at Abdou Moumouni University and crossing the Kennedy Bridge to the Place des Martyrs. A second demonstration is scheduled for Sunday, February 16, 2020 starting at Abdou Moumouni University and crossing the Kennedy Bridge to Yantala Cemetery. The Embassy reminds U.S. …

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Security Alert: Threats against Nigerien and Western Government Facilities and Locations Frequented by Westerners

Location:  Niger Event:  Several unexploded rockets were discovered on the outskirts of Niamey Tuesday, January 14, near the village of Kongou Gorou.  No damage or injuries were reported. The U.S. Embassy is aware of potential threats against Nigerien and western government buildings, and locations frequented by westerners. The Embassy strongly advises limiting unnecessary movements during …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Niger (January 6, 2020)

Location: Niger Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy to Niger

Location:  Country-wide, Niger Event:  Holidays in Niger provide increased risk for terrorism and criminal activity.  The U.S. Embassy in Niger reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups continue to plot attacks throughout the country.  Extremists continue to focus on locations such as shopping centers, airports, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, street markets, and other public …

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Travel Advisory Update: Niger — Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Niger due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common in Niger. Terrorist groups continue plotting kidnappings and attacks in Niger. They 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 …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Niamey – Niger

Location:  Niamey Event:  A civil society meeting and march is scheduled to take place on December 15 starting at 9:00 A.M. The march will start at Place Toumo and end at Place Concertation. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution as demonstrations can occur suddenly anywhere throughout the city.  If you see a crowd …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Country-wide, Niger Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Niger will be closed on Monday, August 12, 2019 in observance of the Tabaski holiday (Eid-al-Adha).  The U.S. Embassy will reopen on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Please exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings during the upcoming holiday.  Security measures in Niger remain heightened due to …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location: Niamey, Niger Event: During the African Union (AU) Summit, host nation security forces will be implementing additional security measures that may affect movement throughout the city. Road closures and traffic disruptions are anticipated from July 3-10. Police checkpoints will be deployed throughout the city. The U.S. Embassy in Niger reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (1 June 2019) Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  According to credible sources, terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Niger and may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and/or local government facilities and areas frequented by large crowds. Vigilance and security measures in Niger remain heightened due to …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Niger and may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Security measures in Niger remain heightened due to threats posed by extremist groups. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans. Be aware of your …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location: Parc W and Western Tillaberi Bordering Burkina Faso Event: Due to recent extremist attacks, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from personal travel to the area of western Tillaberi next to the border with Burkina Faso.  This includes the border region west of the town of Bolsi in the north to Boumba in the south, …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger – Caution Reminder

Location:  Country-wide, Niger and particularly in border regions. Event: Following the recent abduction of a foreign national near the Burkina Faso border, the U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens about the risks of kidnapping and terrorism in Niger and to take necessary precautions. Please see our Travel Advisory for more information. Actions to Take: Review …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (8 February 2018)

Location:  Diffa Region Event:  Terrorists may attack targets in Diffa Region, to include areas where security forces or Westerners may be present. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger +227 20 72 …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Niger Travel Warning.

October 30, 2017 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger due to terrorist activity, kidnappings, and high crime. The Department recommends U.S. citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, the Libyan border area, the Diffa region, and Lake Chad Basin area because …

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