Niger international travel guide in 2024

Niger international travel guide in 2024

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Niger travel details 🇳🇪
Niger has a population of 21M with main currency as West African CFA Franc. The languages spoken are French. Niger travel safety advice is Do not travel. Automatic teller machines are rare in Niger. Internet speed in Niger is on average 0.8 Mbps.

Niger travel advice

Do not travel
We've reviewed our advice for Niger and continue to advise do not travel. The security situation remains highly volatile. There's ongoing political instability following a military takeover in July 2023. Movement restrictions may be implemented at short notice. There's a high risk of terrorism, and terrorists may target places visited by foreigners, government buildings and security facilities. There's a high risk of kidnapping across Niger. Foreigners are particularly at risk. Some land borders remain closed, and others may close without warning. Trying to leave Niger by land borders is likely to be dangerous. We continue to advise:  Do not travel to Niger due to the volatile security environment, including the threat of terrorism, kidnapping and violent crime.

Issue Date : Apr 9, 2024

Niger weather

Niger essential details

Plugs

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 in Niger

Currencies

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.

ATM

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.

Internet in Niger

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 in Niger

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Niger map

Niger visa advice

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Niger travel details

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Disclaimer
The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.