The U.S. Department of State has ordered the temporary departure of non-emergency government personnel and eligible family members from the U.S Embassy in Niamey, Niger, due to a military coup against President Mohamed Bazoum.

Key Points:

  • Due to reduced personnel, the U.S. Embassy in Niamey remains open only for emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Niger.
  • The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in Niger to limit unnecessary movement around Niamey. U.S. citizens who want to depart Niger and require assistance should register via the assistance request form available on the Niamey embassy’s website.

Additional Information: The State Department updated its travel advisory on Niger to Level 4: Do Not Travel due to military action related to the coup, civil unrest and ongoing threats of crime, terrorism and kidnapping. More information is available here. The State Department said it would continue to provide updates on embassy and consulate websites and on

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