Do not travel to Niger due to the unpredictable security environment and continuing potential for disorder and violence. Terrorists are planning attacks against foreigners in Niger, including in Niamey. Terrorists could target places visited by foreigners, including hotels, cafes and restaurants.
Is Niger safe for tourists?
Travelers to Niger are urged to exercise extreme caution due to the risk of terror attacks and kidnapping threats against Westerners. U.S. citizens should reduce exposure to locations frequented by Westerners such as restaurants and nightclubs. Visitors are urged to stay in hotels with armed Nigerien security presence.
Why is it bad to live in Niger?
Since 2000, Niger has weathered four extreme climate-related food crises. In such seasons of poor rainfall, 30 percent of people cannot meet their food needs. In 2017, one and a half million Nigeriens were food insecure, and 42 percent of children under age 5 faced chronic malnutrition.
What should I wear in Niger?
Travelers visiting Niger should bring loose conservative clothing. Given the hot climate light colored clothing made out of breathable fabrics like cotton and linen are recommended. Women should bring skirts that go below the knee.
Is alcohol allowed in Niger?
Avoid drunken behavior, since alcohol is prohibited in the Muslim religion and greatly frowned-upon in Niger. Don’t eat while walking in the street, this is considered obscene. Even drinking water is just barely acceptable.
What do you call people from Niger?
What do you call someone who hails from Niger? Old-schoolers (and, in what an editor there called “something of an oversight,” the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary) still use the archaic “Nigerois” (nee-zher-WAH); more common and up-to-date is “Nigerien” (nee-ZHER-yen).
How safe is Chad?
There is a high and increasing level of violent crime in Chad including armed robbery, carjacking and murder. We recommend you avoid travelling at night and to isolated areas. Petty crime such as pickpocketing and purse snatching also occurs in markets and commercial areas.