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Niger international travel guide

Landscape view of Niger

Niger 🇳🇪

Niger is part of Africa with main city at Niamey. It's usually 🌤️ 30.19 °C in Niger with a rainfall of 🌧 25.75 mm. Internet speed in Niger is on average 0.8 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 21M people. The main currency is West African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. Automatic teller machines are rare in Niger. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~30.19 °C   🌧 ~25.75 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 21M people
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Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel
There has been an increase in the level of violence following the Presidential election. Heavy gunfire has exchanged between security forces and an armed group near the Presidential Palace in Niamey. We continue to advise do not travel to Niger due to the unpredictable security environment and continuing potential for disorder and violence. Our global travel advice remains do not travel due to the risk of COVID-19 and significant disruptions to global travel. We continue to advise:  Do not travel to Niger due to: the high threat of kidnapping, terrorist attack, crime and the unpredictable security environment. the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

issued date: April 1, 2021

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Niger uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type E and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French
Money

💱 Currencies Used

Niger uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Niger. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
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Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Niger is on average 0.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Niger is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📞 Calling

To call Niger, dial +, then 227 (the country code for Niger), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Niger, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 20 .
Driving

🆘 Emergency

Police
993
Ambulance
991
Fire department
995
Useful Information
Find other useful infromation when you are travelling to other country like visa details, embasssies, customs, health regulations and so on.
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Last updated: September 11, 2021