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 Consular team at ConsulateNiamey@state.gov. For after-hours emergencies, please call our duty officer at +227 99 49 90 66.
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. A state of emergency went into effect for the entire country on March 28, 2020. In Niamey, a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. is in effect and the city is subject to a health confinement. All schools are closed and gatherings of 50 people or more, including religious events, workshops, and seminars, are banned. People must continue to respect a personal distance of at least one meter in open spaces, restaurants, businesses, airports, and public places.
In the event you are arrested or detained, request the authorities to contact the U.S. Embassy to advise us of your situation.
Actions to Take:
- Abide by the curfew in Niamey and stay indoors between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger
+227 20 72 26 61
+227 99 49 90 66 (after hours)