Dress restrictions: Local culture and Islamic tradition encourage conservative dress for both men and women. There have been incidents of groups of men assaulting women who are, or appear to be, African and who are wearing clothing other than traditional garments.
Photography restrictions: Tourists are free to take pictures anywhere in Niger, except near military installations, radio and television stations, the Presidential Building, airports, or diplomatic embassies or facilities. Tourists should not photograph military or police personnel, or political or student demonstrations, and should seek prior permission before taking a close-up “portrait” photo of an individual.
Currency regulations: Niger shares the West African Franc (CFA) with several other West African countries. It is fully convertible into euros. Foreign currency exchange over 1 million CFA (about $2,000 at an exchange rate of 500 CFA/$1) requires authorization from the Ministry of the Economy and Finance (forms available from all major banks).
Telephone service: Due to poor line quality, callers often experience delays in getting a telephone line, and faxes are often unclear. Service quality is generally better with cellular service, which is available from multiple providers in urban areas.