Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

September 26, 2021

Location: Niamey, Niger

Event: The U.S. Embassy Niamey recommends U.S. citizens avoid crossing the new Chinese bridge on foot and exercise a deliberate vigilance when traveling elsewhere on foot.  Please report any unusual observations to embassy security personnel immediately.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the new Chinese bridge on foot.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Make contingency plans to leave.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • 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.