COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Niger (29 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents can enter the country.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • No with exceptions

  • Foreign nationals can enter if they hold a valid visa or they are residents of Niger.

Is transit allowed through the country?

  • No

  • Transit through Niger is not permitted.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • No with exceptions

  • Health screenings measures are in place at all the entry points.

  • Anyone arriving without a negative COVID-19 test certificate, or an invalid certificate, or with any symptoms of COVID-19 will be tested for COVID-19.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes

  • Test certificates issued by foreign countries are accepted.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes

  • Arriving travellers must have a certificate for a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival.

  • Departing travellers will need a certificate for a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to departure.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes

  • Arriving travellers will be subject to a 7-day self-isolation at their home or hotel and will have a second COVID-19 test on the seventh day of self-isolation. If the result is negative, self-isolation ends. If the result is positive, the traveller must follow government isolation procedures.

  • Travellers who test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Niger will have to isolate in government facilities for 14 days after arrival. All those quarantined are tested for a second time on the 13th day of quarantine.

  • Based on the above restrictions, the traveller will be required to spend between 7 and 14 days in quarantine.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • Anyone arriving must complete a Health Declaration Form on arrival.

  • Arriving travellers staying more than 14 days will need to provide a phone number and surrender their passport on arrival. Travellers staying less than 14-days will need to show only proof of their itinerary.

Is a vaccination required?

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required for entry into the country.

Insurance required?

  • No

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Commercial flights have resumed.

  • Domestic flights are operating.

Border restrictions

  • Significant

  • Air borders are open only for Nigerien nationals, persons with valid residency and foreign nationals with valid visas.

  • Land borders will remain closed until further notice except for cargo and freight transportation.

Curfew restrictions

  • Moderate

  • There is no curfew in place.

  • The nationwide State of Emergency has been extended until further notice.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Physical distancing of at least one meter is mandatory in public places.

  • Working hours have been scheduled from 08:00 to 17:00 (local time) from Monday to Thursday and 08:00 to 13:00 on Fridays.

  • Large gatherings remain banned.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Intercity and suburban travel has resumed.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Markets, stores, and public and private services that are allowed to open must follow the recommended public health measures.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Hotels that are allowed to open must follow the recommended public health measures.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants that are allowed to open must follow the recommended public health measures.

Bars and cafes open?

  • No

  • Bars are close.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • No

  • Beaches and tourism sites are closed.

Museums and heritage sites open?

  • No

  • Museums and heritage sites are closed.

*Personal care services open? *

  • Yes

  • Personal care services are open.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes

  • All places of worship, including mosques and churches, are open.

Events allowed?

  • No

  • Weddings, funerals, and baptisms remain banned.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • The use of face masks and maintaining a social distance of at least one meter is mandatory in all restaurants, shops, airports, and other public places.


  • Classes in all private and public educational institutions resumed.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.