Swiss Cooperation Office and Consular Agency in Niger
On 26 July 2023, elements of the armed forces declared that they had taken over power. The situation is very uncertain.
Operations of the consular agency of the Cooperation Office in Niamey have been temporarily suspended since 10 August 2023.
Swiss nationals in need of assistance can contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja or the FDFA helpline:
- Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja
Tel. +234 810 411 99 44 / +234 810 411 99 45
- Helpline FDFA
Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33
Swiss nationals who are in Niger contrary to the FDFA's recommendation must be aware, however, that Switzerland has only very limited - depending on the situation, no possibilities to provide assistance.
The FDFA continues to advise against all travel to Niger as well as stays of any kind in the country.
Detailed information can be found on the French page