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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Niger (March 12, 2020)
March 12, 2020

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 screening and self-quarantine measures to limit any spread of COVID-19 to Niger.  Travelers to Niger should be prepared for additional travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

According to Niger’s Ministry of Health, travelers are advised to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days in Niger if they are entering the country from countries affected by COVID-19.  Travelers are also required to complete an epidemiological surveillance form at international airports.

Additionally, President Trump’s proclamation issued on March 11, 2020 to restrict entry to the U.S. for travelers who have been in the Schengen area during the 14 days prior to their intended travel to the United States does not apply to U.S. citizens.  The proclamation could be found here.

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