Niger is a former French colony that became its own independent country in 1960. It is largely desert – although there are some parts in the south east of the country that could be described as savannah-like. Although there is lots to see in terms of wildlife and natural beauty, travel to Niger needs to be undertaken with extreme caution due to the presence of militants and lawlessness. Please check with your Foreign office before travelling here, as they will be able to provide you with the most up to date travel safety advice for Niger. If you do end up travelling to Niger, make sure you have taken all advised precautions.
What Vaccinations do I need for Travel to Niger?
Before travelling to Niger you need to make sure you are up-to-date with your UK immunisations, including:
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio Vaccination and
- Hepatitis A Vaccination
For further information on vaccines for life in the UK see the British National Vaccination Schedule. Depending upon your itinerary whilst in Niger, your current health condition, lifestyle and occupational risks, the other vaccinations that you may require for Niger are:
- Yellow Fever Vaccination
- Cholera Vaccination
- Meningitis Vaccination
- Typhoid Vaccination
- Rabies Vaccination
- Hepatitis B Vaccination
Book an appointment at our Travel Vaccination Clinic for more information and advice on the injections and other precautions that you may require for your trip to Niger.