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.
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, so very limited consular assistance can be provided. 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.