U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase Vigilance During Election Season
February 18, 2016
The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid political rallies, campaign events, polling stations, demonstrations, protests and other large gatherings in advance and after the elections; maintain situational awareness and exercise good judgment; stay alert and aware of your surroundings at all times; and stay abreast of the situation through media outlets.
Spontaneous civil disruptions throughout the elections period, including demonstrations, are expected to occur with little or no advance warning throughout Niger. Terrorist groups may also take advantage of this period to target election related events.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Niger.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Rue des Ambassades, Niamey, Niger, at +227-20-72-26-61, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +227-99-49-90-66.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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