Niger international travel guide

Niger

Niger is part of Africa with main city at Niamey. It's usually 🌤️ 22.21 °C in Niger with a rainfall of 🌧 0.53 mm. Internet speed in Niger is on average 0.8 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 21M people. The main currency is West African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. Automatic teller machines are rare in Niger. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~22.21 °C   🌧 ~0.53 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 21M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for Niger. We haven't changed our level of advice: Do not travel to Niger due to the high threat of kidnapping, terrorist attack, crime and the unpredictable security environment. Different levels of advice apply in the capital, Niamey.

issued date: October 29, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

Niger uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type E and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Niger uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Niger. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Niger is on average 0.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Niger is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📞 Calling

To call Niger, dial +, then 227 (the country code for Niger), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Niger, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 20 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Police

993

Ambulance

991

Fire department

995

Last updated: February 12, 2020