Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting in Niamey Friday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Town Hall meeting for all Americans on Friday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m.

This message is to inform U.S. Citizens that there will be a Town Hall meeting open to all Americans on Friday, January 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the American Cultural Center located at Rue de la Tapoa in Niamey.  This will be an opportunity to discuss the upcoming Nigerien elections and the current security situation in Niger.  U.S. Citizens planning to attend the Town Hall should RSVP to  We request that you bring your passport to gain admission to the Town Hall.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Niger enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) at  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Please note that the Travel Warning for Niger was recently updated.  Please also refer to the Country Specific Information for Niger.  For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.