Niger Travel Information
Social etiquette and customs in Niger are, perhaps, a little two-sided - in the cities, the country's French influence predominates; while in the more rural areas, Muslim values prevail. To be safe, visitors to Niger should dress neatly and modestly at all times (making sure to cover their elbows and knees), and should refrain from boisterous public behaviour. Greetings are important in Niger: be friendly, and inquire after the person's health. Note that people do drink in Niger, although they aren't technically allowed to, so exercise caution and sensitivity in this regard. In some areas, it is frowned upon for a woman to smoke in public. Always ask permission before taking someone's picture, and do not photograph military personnel or installations. Always use your right hand when greeting, eating, or accepting gifts, as the left hand is considered unclean.
Visitors to Niger age 15 and older may import the following goods duty-free: 200 cigarettes/100 cigarillos/25 cigars/250g tobacco, one bottle of wine and one bottle of spirits, 0.5 litres eau de toilette and 0.25 litres perfume.
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