Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (20 August, 2018)

Statement on Presidential Elections in Niger

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (20 August, 2018)


Location:  Country-wide, Niger

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Niger will be closed on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23 in observance of the Tabaski holiday (Eid al-Adha).  The U.S. Embassy will reopen on Friday, August 24.

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.


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

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Niger Country Information
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