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Security Alert (March 31, 2021)
March 31, 2021

Location: Niger

Event: U.S. Embassy Niamey will be closed on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 due to gunshots heard near our neighborhood. Consular services are suspended until further notice. All personnel are encouraged to stay home until further notice.

The security situation throughout Niger remains fluid in the post-election period with the possibility of unrest and/or intercommunal clashes around the country. There may be a corresponding increase in police presence and traffic delays on major roads. Please exercise caution.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and provide additional information, as appropriate.

Actions to Take: 

  • Make sure you have multiple methods of communication.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


  • U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

o +227 20 72 26 61

o +227 99 49 90 66 (after hours)


o ne.usembassy.gov

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

o 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

· Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP.state.gov) to receive security updates.