COVID-19 Information

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Updated: July 14, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Nigerien Ministry of Public Health has confirmed 1,099 cases of COVID-19 in Niger, including 68 deaths.
  • Niger declared a national state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 27.  The measure was extended for another three months starting July 12.
  • As of May 25, the ban on gatherings of at least 50 people, including workshops, seminars, and social ceremonies was lifted.
  • As of May 25, Niger reinstated regular work hours (8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 1pm on Friday).
  • As of May 15, the city of Niamey is no longer under a health confinement.
  • As of May 13, places of worship including mosques and churches have re-opened, provided proper social distancing and hygiene measures are followed.
  • As of May 13, the curfew that was in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. has been lifted.
  • All public schools re-opened on June 1 after being closed since closed since March 20.
  • Restaurants, markets, stores, and public and private services must institute obligatory hygiene measures.
  • It is mandatory to wear a face mask or other objects that cover the mouth and nose in Niamey in public places, markets, and urban transport.
  • People must respect a distance of at least one meter between people in open spaces, restaurants, businesses, airports, and other public places.

COVID-19 Travel Advisory Information in Niger

  • Review the most recent Alerts and Messages from U.S. Embassy Niamey here.
  • The U.S. Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel for COVID-19.  American citizens are advised to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
  • For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

 Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Commercial international flights into Niger’s international airports have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Land borders have been closed since March 19, except for merchandise.
  • We suggest travelers visit the Department of State’s Country Specific Information page for Niger here for more information about entry and exit requirements.

 Quarantine Information:

  • All travelers entering Niger from countries suffering from the COVID-19 must self-quarantine in their homes or in another adequate location for a period of 14 days.

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 Other links:

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America (PDF 990KB)