Niger Vaccinations and Travel Advice
Nestled in the West of Africa, Niger is a combination of Sahara sands in the north, a Sudanese landscape in the southwest and a wide Sahelian band in the middle. Each year, the country is visited by thousands of tourists. You will undoubtedly be seduced by areas such as the Giraffes of Kouré or the island of Boubon together with friendly locals and their traditions. A stop at the capital of Niamey allows you to get acquainted with its inhabitants. The city also offers some remarkable sites such as the National Museum, the Grand Market or the Grand Mosque.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Niger
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
|Yellow Fever||Mosquito bites|
|Meningitis||Usually Airborne Droplets|
Medical Care in Niger
Before visiting Niger, make a doctor’s appointment one month before departure in order to properly update your vaccinations. It is a good idea to bring your own medical kit, especially if travelling with children. You may find yourself in need of a medical center during a visit to Niger. In this case, the private Gamkalley Clinic is recommended. However, please note that medical equipment in areas outside of urban centers is not reliable.
Whilst drugs are available from the numerous pharmacies in Niger, they can be accessed with or without a prescription.
In the event of an emergency, dial 15 for an ambulance.
Is Niger Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Moderate risk; Do not walk alone after dark|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Poor road conditions|
|Public transportation||Avoid public transportation|
|Niamey||AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL|
|Risk level||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Niger?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Niger. The passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Niger information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Mali (BAMAKO)
Immeuble Séméga, Route de Koulikoro,
Commune II, Bamako, Mali
Tel.: +223 44 98 04 50
Fax: +223 44 98 04 55
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Mali. There is no Canadian government office in Niger.