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.


  • Niger’s state of emergency for the entire country is in effect until July 11, 2020.
  • As of June 1, all public schools have re-opened after being closed since March 20.
  • As of May 29, bars and night clubs have been allowed to reopen.
  • As of May 25, the ban on gatherings of at least 50 people, including workshops, seminars, and social ceremonies was lifted.
  • As of May 25, Niger reinstated regular work hours (8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 1pm on Friday).
  • As of May 15, the city of Niamey is no longer under a health confinement.
  • As of May 13, places of worship including mosques and churches have re-opened, provided proper social distancing and hygiene measures are followed.
  • As of May 13, the curfew that was in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. has been lifted.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask or other objects that cover the mouth and nose while in public places.  Everyone must also respect a distance of at least one meter between people in restaurants, businesses, and other public places.

Consular Section

Routine American Citizen Services (ACS) and visa processing remain suspended at U.S. Embassy Niamey.  However, if you are a U.S. citizen requiring assistance, including emergency passports, please e-mail our consular team at  During business hours, call +227 20 72 26 61.  For after-hours emergencies, call our duty officer at +227 99 49 90 66.

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