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Niger Travel Information

According to mysteryaround, Niger is a country in Africa bordering Algeria, Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali. Niger has been independent from France since 1960. The capital of Niger is Niamey. A number of major cities in Niger are: Zinder, Maradi and Agadez.

Niger is known as a country with a lot of natural beauty and traditional tribes. The landscape consists largely of desert areas and volcanic mountain areas. The animal world in Niger includes elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos and panthers. A large part of the population lives below the poverty line. The majority live in the valleys of the Niger River and depend on agriculture and livestock. Furthermore, the country is known for the many coups it has known.

Where is Nigeria located?

Travel information of Niger

Official name: Republic of Niger
Continent: Africa
Area: 1,267,000 km²
Capital: Niamey
Country code: NE, NER
Population: 22,772,361 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 2,022 m (Baggane)
Distance (Amsterdam – Niamey): 4,300 km
Flight time: approximately 6 hours

Travel advice
Current status: All travel to certain areas in Niger is discouraged.
Current color code: Red and Orange. Due to this status, a partial negative travel advice
is in effect for Niger.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Niger that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Niger, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Niger. For separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Niger?

Weather and climate
Niger has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 30 to 40 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Niger can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Niger can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, November and December are the best months to travel to Niger. This avoids both the rainy season and the extreme heat.

French is the official language in Niger. In addition, Hausa and Zarma are also spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into French for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon departure from Niger.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the consulate of Niger in The Hague.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Mali (also for Niger):
Embassy of Niger in Belgium (also for the Netherlands):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Niger, it is mandatory to get vaccinated against yellow fever.
In addition, there are one or more vaccinations that are recommended.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs in Niger. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Niger, payment is made with the CFA franc (XOF).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
There are no ATMs in Niger.

In Niger it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%, even if service costs have already been charged.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 1 hour earlier in Niger.
During our winter time there is no time difference.
Niger has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Niger can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Niger you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Niger.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Niger.

Electricity In Niger you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Niger can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: unknown
– Fire brigade: unknown
– Ambulance: unknown

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Niger can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Niger can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Niger end
Niger official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Niger is 00227 or +227.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Niger? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Niger.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Niger.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Niger.

An overview of all public holidays in Niger can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Niger, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Niger?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Niger. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Niger can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Niger can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Niger? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Niger, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Niger, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Niger.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Niger is named after the Niger River?
… According to the UN, Niger is the least developed country on earth?
…Niger has only 0.019 doctors per 1,000 inhabitants?
… Elephants, lions and giraffes live in Niger?
…About 80% of the population believes in Islam?

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