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Updated: April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Travel Advisory Information in Niger

  • Review the most recent Alerts and Messages from U.S. Embassy Niamey here.
  • On March 19, the Department of State 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.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Nigerien Ministry of Public Health has confirmed 410 cases of COVID-19 in Niger, including 11 deaths.
  • Niger has declared a state of emergency for the entire country.
  • A curfew is in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the city of Niamey that started March 28.  The city of Niamey is subject to a health confinement for a period of two weeks that started March 29 at midnight.  The measures will take place for two weeks and may be renewed by the government of Niger.
  • Niger cancelled all schools starting March 20 at midnight for two weeks (renewable).
  • All gatherings of at least 50 people, including large religious observances, ceremonies, workshops and seminars, are cancelled for two weeks.  This is renewable.
  • Restaurants, markets, stores, and public and private services must institute obligatory hygiene measures.
  • People must respect a distance of at least one meter between people in open spaces, restaurants, business, airports, and public places.

 Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Niger’s Civil Aviation Authority announced a two-week extension (until April 17) of the international airports’ closure to commercial traffic.
  • 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:

  • According to an announcement by the Nigerien president’s office, all travelers coming to 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.

 Local Information:

  • The text of President Issoufou’s speech to the nation on March 27 can be found here (French).

 Other links:

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

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