Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Parc W Prohibited for Embassy Personnel

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey informs U.S. citizens in Niger that until further notice, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from travelling to or staying at Parc W, the regional national park located on Niger’s border with Burkina Faso and Benin. U.S. citizens are encouraged to follow the same guidance.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to review and follow the guidance in the Travel Warning for Niger and remain alert for potentially dangerous situations.  U.S. citizens should avoid locations frequented by westerners and where large numbers of people congregate.  U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution throughout Niger, and maintain vigilance in daily affairs, even when visiting familiar locations.

For further information: