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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundTesting requirements
All inbound passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result no older than 72 hours or take a test at the airport.

Quarantine
Passengers with a negative PCR-test will be asked to quarantine for seven days following strict social distancing guidelines. After the seventh day, visitors must go to Village Chinois in Niamey for a free COVID-19 test. The authorities announced that regular checks will be carried out during the quarantine period and they will hold onto your passport for the seven days. The seven-day quarantine period does NOT apply to trips shorter than 14 days.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 at the airport will be isolated at a government-designated site at the passenger’s expense for 14 days. On the 13th day, you will be tested for a second time.
(Until further notice)
All land borders are closed except for freight transportation.
(Until further notice)
OutboundAll outbound passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours.

To receive the test make an appointment with the Centre de Recherche Medicale et Sanitaire Niger (CERMES).

You are advised to ring one of the following numbers between 8am and 5:30pm: 20752040, 20752045, 88526448, 80090111.

You must take identification and evidence of your flight to the appointment. The test will cost 30,000 CFA.

Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 at the airports will be automatically isolated at a governmental isolation site at the passenger’s expense.
(Until further notice)
Internal / Domestic- Hotels can remain open but cannot serve their guests food or drink.
- Indoor and outdoor events are banned, except demonstrations, gatherings and meetings as referred to in the Public Assemblies Act.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Niger

COVID-19 information for Niger

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Demonstrations over socio-economic grievances are common in the main cities and they occasionally descend into violence. The main risk to business travellers in urban areas is petty crime. The risk of falling victim to more serious crime, primarily highway banditry and occasionally also kidnap by armed groups, is highest in remote, rural areas, especially in the north of the country and in areas bordering Nigeria and Mali.

Criminal activity such as smuggling is particularly prevalent in northern areas, but this poses limited risks to foreign nationals and business travellers. Criminal gangs operating between Mali and Nigeria increasingly transit through Niger, occasionally clashing with the security forces. Levels of petty and opportunistic crime in main urban centres are low by regional standards.

Increasingly mobile Islamist extremist groups operate mainly in northern border areas, though recent attacks on the local security forces in January 2021 highlighted the potential for such incidents elsewhere in the country, particularly in northern parts of Tillaberi region.

Along the southern border with Nigeria, an influx of refugees from northern Nigerian regions affected by banditry and the activities of Islamist militant groups have raised concerns of possible infiltrations and attacks by militants.

This information is intended as a summary of the security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Niger
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverNiger is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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