Senegal Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
December 1, 2021

Senegal - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions


Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Senegal due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country.  Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. 

Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 related restrictions and conditions in Senegal.

Exercise Increased Caution in:

  • The Casamance region due to crime and landmines

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Senegal:


Casamance Region--Exercise Increased Caution

There are sporadic reports of armed banditry in the Casamance region.

Landmines from prior conflicts remain a concern in the region.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the Casamance region. U.S. government employees are required to coordinate all travel to the area with security officials and any travel off the main routes generally requires additional security measures (e.g. driving in a caravan of multiple vehicles, consulting local security officials, or carrying personal travel locaters). U.S. government employees are also prohibited from travelling after dark anywhere in the Casamance region.  


Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Casamance Region

Travel Advisory Levels

Information for Vaccinated Travelers

The CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Dakar
Route des Almadies
Dakar, Senegal
+(221) 33-879-4000
+(221) 33-879-4444
No Fax

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