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Niger travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: -
Flight Restrictions

published 30.06.2020
Flights to Niger are suspended until 11 July 2020.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac, military and repatriation flights.

Quarantine

14 day self-isolation is mandatory.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Upon arrival to Niger, all passengers are required to be tested for COVID-19.

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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  • Niger *****

    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/]

    *****

    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination/niger/]
    [https://ne.usembassy.gov/health-alert-niger-covid-19-updates-u-s-embassy-niamey-06022020/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/niger/staying-during-coronavirus]
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