Niger (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.11.2020
1. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival are subject to medical screening at their own expense.
2. Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 7 days.


Detailed Tourist Information

Commercial flights remain suspended. Entry is only permitted for nationals, people with valid residency and foreign nationals with valid visas. Eligible visitors need to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate less than 72 hours old to airport authorities, or be tested at the airport. There are temperature checks upon arrival.

Lockdown Details

Niger is currently under a national health state of emergency due to the COVID-19.

Restaurants, markets, and stores are open. Effective December 24, bars, night clubs, and performance venues are closed for a renewable, two-week period. Large gatherings for weddings, funerals, and baptisms are banned. It is mandatory to wear a face mask or other objects that cover the mouth and nose in Niamey in public places, markets, and urban transport.

People must respect a distance of at least one meter between people in open spaces, restaurants, businesses, airports, and other public places.

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