Event: Airport Status and Embassy Operations
The Nigerien Ministry of Public Health has confirmed 1,113 cases of COVID-19 in Niger, including 69 deaths.
On July 17, the government of Niger announced that commercial international flights into Niger’s international airports will resume on August 1, 2020. Travelers arriving at international airports will have their temperature taken, will be asked to complete a medical information card, and will be interviewed by a Ministry of Health staff. Any traveler could be tested for COVID-19 at the airports in Niger. All travelers should provide evidence that they are COVID-free by presenting a negative COVID-19 test dated within the previous 72 hours. The testing includes a rapid COVID-19 test or a nasal swab for polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 at the airports will be automatically isolated at a governmental isolation site at the passenger’s expense. Passengers should expect to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon their arrival in Niger.
For flights departing Niger’s international airports, passengers must present a negative COVID-19 test dated within 72 hours of their flight. Niger’s Center for Medical Research and Health (CERMES) in Niamey currently process COVID-19 testing.
Land borders have been closed since March 19, except for merchandise and passengers with special permission.
Once more clarifying information becomes available, we will send follow-up messages to the U.S. citizen community in Niger and post the updates on our Embassy’s COVID-19 information web page: https://ne.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
Routine consular services remain suspended, including routine passport renewals, notarial services, and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA). Both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services also remain suspended. However, the Embassy will continue to provide emergency and mission critical visa and American Citizen Services (ACS). If you are a U.S. citizen requiring assistance, including emergency passport due to urgent travel, please e-mail our consular team at ConsulateNiamey@state.gov.
Actions to Take:
- Review travel plans carefully and prepare to abide by Niger’s self-quarantine and COVID-19 testing policies upon arrival in Niger.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Niger.
U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger
+227 20 72 26 61
+227 99 49 90 66 (after-hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs, 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Niger Country Information
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