Niger Vaccinations and Travel Advice

Niger Vaccinations and Travel Advice

While traveling to Niger, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

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.

Make sure you know about Niger’s medical care and safety and security tips.
A stunning landscape in Niger By Holger Reineccius, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2402346

What vaccines do I need for Niger in 2020?

The Government of Canada and CDC recommend the following vaccinations for travelling to Niger in 2020: MeaslesHepatitis ATyphoidHepatitis BMalariaRabiesYellow FeverMeningitisPolioCholera.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Niger

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Cholera
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
MeningitisUsually Airborne Droplets
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Niger

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

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
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Poor road conditions
Public transportation Avoid public transportation
Fraud High risk
Kidnapping High risk
Niamey AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Health Polio warning
Risk level AVOID ALL TRAVEL
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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)
Street Address:
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.

Click here to access the embassy’s website