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If you’re travelling to Niger our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information. 

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Health
  • Additional information
  • Embassy Contact



Security status

Avoid Non-Essential Travel

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens should be aware that violent armed groups, including terrorists, are currently active outside of the capital Niamey, and we advise against all travel to Agadez and Diffa regions, as well as to border areas with Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Libya and Mali. 

Travel to Niger

Fully vaccinated travellers (booster dose not required) do not require a PCR test to enter Niger nor are they required to quarantine on arrival. You must have received your last dose at least 4 weeks before travelling and show proof of vaccination on arrival.

Non-vaccinated travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Niger.  Travellers who are not vaccinated will need to quarantine for 7 days and may be required to take tests.

General Travel Advice

As there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Niger, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, you can contact our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.

We suggest you learn as much as you can about Niger before your trip from travel agents, tour operators and guide books. The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems when you’re in Niger, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Practical advice

  • Read our Know Before You Go travel guide for useful security tips when travelling abroad
  • Get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns
  • Take common-sense precautions about safety and security
  • Know who to contact in case of an emergency

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Practical advice

  • Read our travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal



Get travel and medical insurance

Before travelling, the Department strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical repatriation/evacuation, repatriation of remains and legal costs. You should check any exclusions and, in particular, that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.


Yellow fever vaccination certificate must be presented upon arrival.

Check what other vaccinations you may need for your trip at least eight weeks before you travel. We can’t advise you on vaccinations, but you can get information about vaccinations from your local GP or an International Health and Travel Centre.


Make sure you bring enough medication for your entire trip and for any unexpected delays. You may wish to also bring copies of your prescription in case you lose your medication.

Additional information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (visa/passport)

Irish citizens require a visa to enter Niger. Further information on how to apply for a visa can be found from the Consulate of the Republic of Niger in the United Kingdom.

Passports should be valid for at least 6  months from date of entry and have at least 2 blank pages. It is advisable to take a number of photocopies of your passport with you when travelling to Niger and you should carry a photocopy of your passport at all times during your stay.

If your passport is lost or stolen while you’re abroad you should contact the Irish Embassy in Nigeria. We’ll do our best to help you as quickly as possible but this can take some time. Your location and circumstances may limit the help we can give you.

What we can do:

  • Issue an emergency travel document that will get you home;
  • If required, provide advice on applying for new passport.

You will need a police report if you want to make a claim on your travel insurance. We will not provide you with a travel document without a police report.


Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

Irish citizens who require urgent assistance while the Embassy is closed can contact the Duty Officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs on +353 1 408 2000. The Duty Officer will refer the matter to the Embassy.

Embassy of Ireland
11 Negro Crescent
Maitama District

Tel: +234 9 462 1080
Fax: +234 9 4131805

Monday to Thursday 09:00-16:00; Friday 09:00-12:00

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