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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Niger Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Niger

Local Situation: 4.1 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Niger. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Niger shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Niger), the Advisory Index is 3.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Libya (5), Mali (4.6), Burkina Faso (3.6), Chad (3.6), Nigeria (3), Algeria with 2.7 and Benin with 2 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Niger

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Niger.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Niger from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.1 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Niger: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/nigersicherheit/226384

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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We've reviewed our travel advice for Niger with new information in Where to get help. We haven't changed the level – do not travel to Niger overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the capital, Niamey.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/west/Pages/niger.aspx

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Niger.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Niamey

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Niamey.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Niger due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common. Terrorist groups continue plotting kidnappings and possible attacks in Niger. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Terrorists operate in the areas ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/niger-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Do not travel outside the capital Niamey due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping, the presence of armed militants and the unpredictable security situation.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/niger

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Niger.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/niger/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel (with regional advisories).

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/niger

Individual rating changes for Niger

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Niger. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Niger changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Niger with a rating of 4.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Niger with a rating of 4.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Niger with a rating of 3.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Niger with a rating of 5.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Niger with a rating of 5.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Niger with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Niger with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from July 26th 2019

The total rating for Niger changed from 3.5 to 3.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Niger to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

About Niger

Niger with its capital Niamey is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly less than twice the size of Texas (1,267,000 km²). The country is located Western Africa, southeast of Algeria. The climate can be described as desert; mostly hot, dry, dusty; tropical in extreme south. The landscape is predominately desert plains and sand dunes; flat to rolling plains in south; hills in north. With a population of about 13.27 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Niamey
Population about 13.27 million
Size 1.267.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Common languages French, Hausa, Kanuri
Currency Franc (short: XOF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +227
Internet Top Level Domain .ne
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NE
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NER
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 562

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Niger is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and lion) threatened because of poaching and habitat destruction
  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • giraffe
  • hippopotamus
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion
  • wildlife populations (such as elephant

Natural hazzards

  • recurring droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Niger. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. brick
  2. cement
  3. chemicals
  4. food processing
  5. petroleum
  6. slaughterhouses
  7. soap
  8. textiles
  9. uranium mining

Agriculture products

  1. camels
  2. cassava
  3. cattle
  4. cotton
  5. cowpeas
  6. donkeys
  7. goats
  8. horses
  9. manioc
  10. millet

Nigerien Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Niger.

Export products

  1. cowpeas
  2. livestock
  3. onions
  4. uranium ore

Import products

  1. cereals
  2. foodstuffs
  3. machinery
  4. parts
  5. petroleum
  6. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Niger?

Niger is currently rated at 4,1 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Niger.

Is it safe to travel Niger in 2019?

The score is rather high (4,1) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Niger. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Niger?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Niger.

What is the size of Niger?

Niger has a size of 1,267,000 km² or 489,191 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.