Foreign travel advice

Niger

Summary

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.

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Niger, including kidnapping. There are reports that terrorist groups may be targeting international humanitarian workers in Diffa province for kidnapping. See Terrorism

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.

You can contact the emergency services by calling +227 20 73 21 13 (or 18 local number) for emergency medical treatment or the fire service and + 227 20 73 37 43/44 (or 17 local number) for the police.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.