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Warning FCDO advises against all travel to Niger.

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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides advice about risks of travel to help British nationals make informed decisions. Find out more about FCDO travel advice.

FCDO advises against all travel to Niger

Your travel insurance could be invalidated if you travel against FCDO advice.

FCDO advises against all travel to Niger, including the capital city of Niamey, for security reasons.

Security situation in Niger

There has been a military takeover in Niger, which has led to protests and unrest.

These protests may be violent and the security situation could change quickly without warning.

Travel within or out of Niger is at your own risk. The FCDO cannot offer advice on the safety of travelling to any departure point within Niger. 

Nigerien airspace has reopened, however there could be disruptions to commercial flights from Niamey’s Diori International Airport at short notice.

Find out more about why FCDO advises against travel.  

British Embassy in Niger

The British Embassy in Niamey does not offer consular assistance. Consular support is provided from the British Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria. They cannot provide in-person assistance.

Help and support  

If you are a British national in Niger and need assistance, contact FCDO’s 24-7 services in Lagos by telephone on +234 (1) 277 0782 and select option 2 for consular services for British nationals.

If you are in the UK and worried about a British person in Niger, you can call FCDO in London 24-7 on 020 7008 5000.

Before you travel

No travel can be guaranteed safe. Read all the advice in this guide and any specific travel advice that applies to you:

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Travel insurance

If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities and expenses in an emergency.