For additional immunization information, visit the CDC’s Health Information for Travelers to Niger. There are frequent and ongoing reports of terrorists and affiliates crossing into and through Niger from Mali. Niger’s southeastern border with Nigeria and east of Maradi are poorly controlled.Travelers from the United States should obtain a visa from the Embassy of Niger before arriving in Niger. government employees and official visitors outside of Niamey. Boko Haram and several factions affiliated with ISIS have conducted cross-border attacks into Niger.This total includes refugees, returning Niger citizens and people forcibly displaced within the country’s borders.
Travelers should obtain the latest information on entry/exit requirements from the Embassy of the Republic of Niger, located at 2204 R Street NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone: (202) 483-4224. Find information on dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction, and customs information on our websites. citizens should reduce exposure to locations frequented by Westerners such as restaurants and nightclubs. For travel in any remote area of the country, the Department of State urges travelers to use guides and to travel with a minimum of two vehicles equipped with global positioning systems (GPS) and satellite phones.Visit the Embassy of Niger’s website for the most current visa information.A passport, visa, and proof of vaccination against yellow fever are required for entry into Niger. The border region with Mali continues to be of specific concern. citizen was kidnapped from the area in October 2016.Travelers to Niger are urged to exercise extreme caution due to the risk of terror attacks and kidnapping threats against Westerners. Visitors are urged to stay in hotels with armed Nigerien security presence. Crime: Thefts and petty crimes are common day or night.Tourists should not walk alone in Niger, but areas in Niamey near the Gaweye Hotel, the National Museum, the Petit Marché, and on or near the Kennedy Bridge are of particular concern. Counterfeit and pirated goods are available, but transactions involving such products may be illegal under local law.