There is political instability in Niamey with military authorities attempting to take control of the country. Air and land borders are closed and a curfew between 10pm and 5am. If you’re in Niger, avoid government buildings and political gatherings, and follow the advice of local authorities. Additional restrictions may be implemented at short notice. The Australian High Commission in Abuja has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in Niger.

We continue to advise: 

Do not travel to Niger (excluding Niamey) due to the high threat of kidnapping, terrorist attack, crime and the volatile security environment.


We've reviewed our advice for Turkmenistan and continue to advise, reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply. You need a visa for Turkmenistan, even if you're only transiting. Get a visa before you arrive, and don't overstay your visa, as there are penalties...

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We've reviewed our travel advice for Angola and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. You don't need a visa to visit Angola as a tourist. For all other travel, apply for a visa online with Angola's Serviço de Migração (see 'Travel'). We advise:...

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We've reviewed our advice for Tunisia and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution overall due to the threat of terrorism. Higher levels apply in some areas. Protests, demonstrations and strikes can occur throughout Tunisia with little or no warning and...

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