*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:
*Travel in Niger: Air borders reopened on 1 August 2020 and international passenger flights have resumed. Flights within Niger remain limited. International roads are closed at border points.
*Accommodation: Most hotels are open. Some have social distancing measures in place but adherence to social distancing and COVID-19 preventive measures varies.
*Public places and services: Restaurants, shops and bars are open.