Foreign travel advice



The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the following parts of Niger: all areas of the country north of the city of Abalak, including the Aïr Massif region; the province of Agadez (including the road linking Assamakato Agadez and the city of Agadez); areas of Tahoua province north of the city of Tahoua, including the city itself; the area of Tillabéri province north of Niamey, including the road from Niamey to Gao and the road from Niamey to Menaka; areas within 40km of the border with Nigeria in Diffa, Zinder and Maradi provinces.

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of Niger, including the capital city Niamey.

The first round of presidential elections is scheduled to take on 21 February. There may be a heavier than normal security presence in towns and cities, particularly Niamey, around this period. You should be vigilant and avoid any political events or protests.

There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. There is a threat of retaliatory attacks in Niger due to its participation in the French-led intervention in Mali and due to Niger’s involvement in the regional fight to counter Boko Haram. See Terrorism.

There’s no British Embassy in Niger. If you need urgent consular assistance, you should contact the British Embassy in Bamako: telephone +223 2021 3412. See Consular assistance

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.