Niger Practical Information

Visitors wishing to travel to Niger are subject to a visa requirement. They must have a passport valid 6 months after the expected return date and a vaccination record attesting to the yellow fever vaccine.

Some travellers depending on their country of origin may be visa exempt.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the nigerien representation closest to your place of residence.

Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter in Niger.
Recommended vaccines: DTPP, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis (essential), malaria (essential), typhoid fever, hepatitis A.

Note: the international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required (especially for family stays).
As part of the tours organised by Timuntu Travel, the agency only offers trips with a guide-driver.

Jet lag

Niger Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 1). Niger is in the West Africa Time Zone (WAT).


Niger uses the CFA franc (CFA).
1 Euro (€) = 655.41 CFA
1 dollar (USD) = 556.77 CFA


220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

The official languages are French and Arabic.
Also spoken are Hausa (by half of the population), Djerma, Fulani, Manga, Zarma and Tuareg dialects.

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