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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Niamey (July 9, 2021)
July 9, 2021

Location: Niamey, Niger

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that extremist groups seek to target locations in Niamey frequented by Westerners.

U.S. citizens are advised to be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution when visiting venues such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels.

Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have redundant forms of communication.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Niger visa.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Monitor local media for updates.



  • U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger
  • +227 20 72 26 61
  • +227 99 49 90 66 (after hours)