Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Country-wide, Niger

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Niger will be closed on Monday, August 12, 2019 in observance of the Tabaski holiday (Eid-al-Adha).  The U.S. Embassy will reopen on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Please exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings during the upcoming holiday.  Security measures in Niger remain heightened due to threats posed by extremist groups.

Actions to Take:

  • Expect additional checkpoints and increased security throughout the country.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. Be particularly vigilant around places of worship and locations with large crowds.
  • Monitor local media for updates.