On 31 July 2023, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued updated travel advice for Niger, which reads in part as follows: “The FCDO advises against all travel to Niger, including the capital city of Niamey.

“We have been monitoring the situation in Niamey closely since 26 July. There are reports of large protests on Sunday 30 July. Protests can be violent and the atmosphere can change quickly and without warning. We advise British nationals to remain indoors.

“There has been a bulletin broadcast on national television, stating there is a military takeover. Options to leave Niger are extremely limited. Currently air borders remain closed, please continue to check with your airline. A curfew is in place between 00:00-05:00.”