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Niger travel restrictions

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Crossing Rules
  • Passengers aged 2 years old or above are required to hold a negative PCR test result carried out within 72 hours upon arrival in Niger, and a completed “Public Health Passenger Locator Form.
  • These restrictions do not apply to passengers who are staying in Niger for less than 14 days, provided they have sufficient justification for entry.
  • Passengers are required to present a negative PCR test result carried out within 72 hours at their own cost before departing from Niger.
  • Passengers will be subject to mandatory self-isolation for at least 7 days on arrival in Niger. Passports will be confiscated by the police for 7 days of arrival and passengers will be tested for Covid-19 on the 7th day after arrival.
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    Flight Restrictions

    published 13.07.2020
    Flights to Niger are suspended until 25 July 2020.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, military and repatriation flights.

    Quarantine

    Quarantine requirement at own accommodation, hotel or government designated site depending on PCR test reults.

    If you arrive in Niger by air with a negative COVID-19 test, you will have to self-isolate at your final destination (home, hotel) for seven days. Government of Niger health teams will visit regularly to ensure compliance. The Nigerien police will retain your passport during the seven-day self-isolation period. On the seventh day of self-isolation you will need to take a second COVID-19 test; if the result is negative you can end self-isolation and if the result is positive you will have to follow government isolation procedures.

    If you test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Niger you will have to isolate in government facilities for 14 days after arrival. All those quarantined are tested for a second time on the 13th day of quarantine.

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    Certification

    COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

    From 1 August if you are eligible for entry, you will need to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old to the airport authorities, or be tested at the airport.
    You will be subject to temperature checks upon arrival.
    Anyone arriving will be tested for COVID-19.
    Leaving Niger: A negative COVID-19 test (less than 72 hours old) is required upon departing Niger. 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.

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    Vaccination

    Yellow fever (prior to 2013)
    Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 1 year
    or over and is recommended for travellers departing from Niger.
    WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

    Recommended for all travellers aged 9 months or over going to areas south of the Sahara Desert.
    Not recommended for travellers whose itineraries are limited to areas within the Sahara Desert.

    Malaria (prior to 2018)
    Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
    WHO recommended prevention: C

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    Full Restrictions

  • Niger International Restrictions:
    Entry to Niger – Entry to Niger is only permitted for Nigerien nationals, persons with valid residency and foreign nationals with valid visas.
    Testing on arrival – From 1 August 2020 if you are eligible for entry, you will need to present a negative COVID test certificate less than 72 hours old to the airport authorities, or be tested at the airport. You will be subject to temperature checks upon arrival. If you test positive for COVID you will have to isolate in government facilities for 14 days after arrival.
    Quarantine requirements – If you arrive in Niger by air with a negative COVID-19 test, you will have to self-isolate at your final destination (home, hotel) for seven days. Government of Niger health teams will visit regularly to ensure compliance. The Nigerien police will retain your passport during the seven-day self-isolation period. On the seventh day of self-isolation you will need to take a second COVID-19 test; if the result is negative you can end self-isolation and if the result is positive you will have to follow government isolation procedures.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Niger you will have to isolate in government facilities for 14 days after arrival. All those quarantined are tested for a second time on the 13th day of quarantine.
    Leaving Niger – A negative COVID-19 test (less than 72 hours old) is required upon departing Niger. 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Flights within Niger remain limited. International roads are closed at border points. Most hotels are open. Some have social distancing measures in place but adherence to social distancing and COVID-19 preventive measures varies. Restaurants, shops and bars are open.

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    16.11.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Air ports re-opened on 1 August, international passenger flights have resumed. Flights within Niger remain limited. Land borders are closed. Entry to Niger is prohibited except for Nigerien nationals with valid residency visas. Transiting through Niger is also prohibited. All arrivals in Niger are tested for COVID-19. Anyone arriving in Niger is taken immediately to government approved hotels for quarantine for 14 days. All those quarantined are tested for a second time on the 13th day of quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Major roads and land borders are closed. Some hotels are open with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants, shops and bars are open with social distancing measures in place.

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    03.09.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Air ports re-opened on 1 August, land borders are closed. Entry to Niger is prohibited except for Nigerien nationals with valid residency visas. Transiting through Niger is also prohibited. All arrivals in Niger are tested for COVID-19. Anyone arriving in Niger is taken immediately to government approved hotels for quarantine for 14 days. All those quarantined are tested for a second time on the 13th day of quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Major roads and land borders are closed. Some hotels are open with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants, shops and bars are open with social distancing measures in place.

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    10.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    International passenger flights into and out of Niger have restarted since 1 Agust 2020. Travelers arriving at international airports will be required to have their temperature taken and should present a negative COVID-19 test dated within the previous 72 hours. Land borders have been closed since March 19, except for merchandise and passengers with special permission.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Major roads and land borders are closed. Some hotels are open with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants, shops and bars are open with social distancing measures in place.

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    04.08.2020
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    International restrictions:

    All international passenger flights into and out of Niger have been suspended and the airports remain closed until further notice. Entry to Niger is prohibited except for Nigerien nationals with valid residency visas. Transiting through Niger is also prohibited.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are currently no commercial options available between the UK and Niger. All international passenger flights into and out of Niger have been suspended and the airports remain closed until further notice. Major roads and land borders are closed. Some hotels are open with social distancing measures in place. Restaurants, shops and bars are open with social distancing measures in place.

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    17.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    14 day self-isolation is mandatory. All land borders are closed except for freight transportation. All international flights to and from Niger are suspended,. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights. All travellers suspected to be positive for the virus will be held until confirmed in allocated facilities. UNHAS Flights suspended.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

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    Internal restrictions:

    Business activities may resume provided the mitigation measures outlined below are respected. The nationwide state of emergency has been extended until 11 July. Some lockdown measures remain in place in the country. The closure of educational institutions will be lifted on 1 June, if the health situation improves. The ban on public transport for intercity and suburban travel was lifted on 14 May. All gatherings above 50 people are barred, including family and social gatherings. Social venues, including bars, restaurants and cinema are closed although many restaurants remain open for take away. It is mandatory to wear a mask or mouth cover when out in public in Niamey or Zinder.

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    17.06.2020
  • Niger All international flights to and from Niger are suspended until 23 May, when the measure may be extended following a review of the situation. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights.

    Authorities relax some COVID-19 restrictions on 13 May (Joy News, 15.03.2020)
    Commercial flights suspended. UNHAS Flights suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Anyone entering Niger will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. All land borders are closed except for freight transportation. All international flights to and from Niger are suspended until 23 May, when the measure may be extended following a review of the situation. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights. All travellers suspected to be positive for the virus will be held until confirmed in allocated facilities.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    Internal restrictions:

    Business activities may resume provided the mitigation measures outlined below are respected. The nationwide state of emergency has been extended until 11 July. Some lockdown measures remain in place in the country. The closure of educational institutions will be lifted on 1 June, if the health situation improves. The ban on public transport for intercity and suburban travel was lifted on 14 May. All gatherings above 50 people are barred, including family and social gatherings. Social venues, including bars, restaurants and cinema are closed although many restaurants remain open for take away. It is mandatory to wear a mask or mouth cover when out in public in Niamey or Zinder.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The curfew from 21.00 to 05.00 has been lifted in Niamey until further notice. However, the curfew remains for the rest of the country. The ban on travel between the capital Niamey and other urban centres was lifted on 15 May. Places of worship have reopened and will stay so subject to practicing good social distancing.

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    01.06.2020
  • Niger All international flights to and from Niger are suspended until 23 May, when the measure may be extended following a review of the situation. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights.

    Authorities relax some COVID-19 restrictions on 13 May (Joy News, 15.03.2020)
    Commercial flights suspended. UNHAS Flights suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Anyone entering Niger will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. All land borders are closed except for freight transportation. All international flights to and from Niger are suspended until 23 May, when the measure may be extended following a review of the situation. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights. All travellers suspected to be positive for the virus will be held until confirmed in allocated facilities.

    Internal restrictions:

    Business activities may resume provided the mitigation measures outlined below are respected. The nationwide state of emergency has been extended until 11 July. Some lockdown measures remain in place in the country. The closure of educational institutions will be lifted on 1 June, if the health situation improves. The ban on public transport for intercity and suburban travel was lifted on 14 May. All gatherings above 50 people are barred, including family and social gatherings. Social venues, including bars, restaurants and cinema are closed although many restaurants remain open for take away. It is mandatory to wear a mask or mouth cover when out in public in Niamey or Zinder.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The curfew from 21.00 to 05.00 has been lifted in Niamey until further notice. However, the curfew remains for the rest of the country. The ban on travel between the capital Niamey and other urban centres was lifted on 15 May. Places of worship have reopened and will stay so subject to practicing good social distancing.

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    16.05.2020
  • Niger All international flights to and from Niger are suspended until 23 May, when the measure may be extended following a review of the situation. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights. Authorities relax some COVID-19 restrictions on 13 May (Joy News, 15.03.2020) Commercial flights suspended. UNHAS Flights suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Passengers coming from countries with COVID-19 cases will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. All land borders are closed except for freight transportation. All international flights to and from Niger are suspended until 13 May, when the measure may be extended following a review of the situation. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights. All travellers suspected to be positive for the virus will be held until confirmed in allocated facilities.

    Internal restrictions:

    Business activities may resume provided the mitigation measures outlined below are respected. The nationwide state of emergency has been extended until 11 July. Some lockdown measures remain in place in the country. The closure of educational institutions will be lifted on 1 June, if the health situation improves. Travel between the capital Niamey and other urban centres has been extended until 23 May. The ban on public transport for intercity and suburban travel has been extended until 14 May.

    All gatherings above 50 people are barred, including family and social gatherings. Social venues, including bars, restaurants and cinema are closed although many restaurants remain open for take away. It is mandatory to wear a mask or mouth cover when out in public in Niamey or Zinder.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Travel between the capital Niamey and other urban centres has been extended until 23 May. The ban on public transport for intercity and suburban travel was lifted until 14 May. The curfew from 21.00 to 05.00 has been lifted in Niamey until further notice. Places of worship can reopen from 13 May. Places of worship have reopened and will stay so subject to practicing good social distancing.

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    15.05.2020
  • Niger Commercial flights suspended. UNHAS Flights suspended

    International restrictions:

    Passengers coming from countries with COVID-19 cases will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine. All land borders are closed except for freight transportation. All international flights to and from Niger are suspended until 13 May, when the measure may be extended following a review of the situation. The suspension does not apply to domestic, sanitary, and military flights. All travellers suspected to be positive for the virus will be held until confirmed in allocated facilities.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide state of emergency has been extended until 11 July. Lockdown measures across the country have been extended until 13 May. Certain measures (prohibition of access to places of worship and closure of educational institutions) will be lifted on 1 June, if the health situation improves.Travel between the capital Niamey and other urban centres has been extended until 23 May. The ban on public transport for intercity and suburban travel has been extended until 14 May.
    A curfew from 21.00 to 05.00 has been reinstated in Niamey until 23 May.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source UNHAS
    French Foreign Ministry/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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