Harvard University
 

Senegal

Risk Ratings  
  Print

    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Senegal
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Senegal


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry requirements
The foreign ministry has stated that entry restrictions to the country will be reciprocated for all nations which impose entry restrictions on Senegalese citizens. Those who hold a residency permit in Senegal from third nations and who travel frequently are able to obtain a 'Attestation d'Embarquement' from the Police des Etrangeres in Dakar which will enable them to travel to Senegal. All authorised incoming travellers must complete and submit a Public Health Passenger Locator form upon the arrival in the country, and provide it at border control. The form is available on Dakar Airport Website: https://www.dakaraeroport.com/formulaire-de-localisation-de-passager-pour-la-sante-publique/

Passengers must be residents from a country which is not affected by a temporary non-essential travel restriction to Senegal. Exemptions are made for:
• Nationals from the West African Monetary and Economic Union or ECOWAS.
• Nationals from a third country who are residents in Senegal and in possession of a ‘carte de séjour’ (residency permit) delivered by relevant Senegalese authorities.
• Travellers whose role or reason for travel is deemed essential.

Testing requirements
Passengers allowed to enter Senegal must provide a negative PCR test no older than five days before departure, issued in the country of origin of the trip and authorised by health/state authorities.

If a traveller has COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive upon the arrival, they will be taken into Senegalese health care.

Transit
People transiting through Senegal's airports, spending more than 24 hours on the territory need to comply with testing requirements : negative COVID test no older than 72 hours prior departure to Senegal.
(Until further notice)
Air borders are open with strict restrictions. Land and sea borders remain closed, though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods ( regarding land borders, this includes vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali).
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Land borders are open.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
The state of emergency and associated curfews have been lifted.
(Until further notice)
It is compulsory to wear protective masks when on public transport, in markets and in private and public offices.

All businesses, as well as bars and restaurants, are allowed to reopen.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Senegal

COVID-19 information for Senegal

Dedicated COVID-19 website

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There are no major security issues in most parts of the country. Petty theft is the primary risk faced by travellers in the main business and tourist areas. Protests over political, economic or social grievances, particularly those by students, can occasionally turn violent in main cities. Despite a general improvement in the security situation in Casamance region, travel to rural areas beyond coastal tourist resorts requires greater vigilance due to the risks posed by landmines, separatist groups and banditry. Driving in the country is dangerous due to poor conditions and driving standards; air travel is preferable.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Senegal
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
Read more
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
Read more
Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
Read more
Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
Read more
PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
Read more
RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
Read more
Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
Read more
Yellow feverSenegal is a country with a risk of yellow fever
Read more
Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
Disclaimer  Privacy

Travel security advice provided in this report represents the best judgment of AEA International Holdings Pte. Ltd. Medical and health advice provided in this report represents the best judgment of AEA International Holdings Pte. Ltd. Advice in this report does not however provide a warranty of future results nor a guarantee against risk.

© 2021 AEA International Holdings Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction (other than for authorised internal purposes) is prohibited except with the prior written consent of the copyright owners.