Niger destination information

All you need to know before visiting Niger

Niger summary

Niger is a big country with around 21M Nigerien. Official language is French. Niger uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Currency used in Niger is West African CFA franc (XOF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 201
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 177

ATMs in Niger are Rare. Internet speed in Niger is on average 0.8 Mbps.

🏙️ Niamey
🗣️ French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 21M ☀️ ~27 °C 🌧 ~15 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 1267k km2 (489k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • French


Currency 💱

100 XOF = 0.17 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

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Mobile Phone 📱

Roaming 🌐

Emergency Calls 🚨

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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 .

international: + 227 20 1234567
calling local: 20 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Niger is on average 0.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Niger is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

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Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Nigerien embassies

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