Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location: Parc W and Western Tillaberi Bordering Burkina Faso

Event: Due to recent extremist attacks, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from personal travel to the area of western Tillaberi next to the border with Burkina Faso.  This includes the border region west of the town of Bolsi in the north to Boumba in the south, and includes the town of La Tapoa and the area of Parc W.

 Actions to Take:

  • Avoid travel to Niger’s border regions.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • 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.