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Monday, 17. June 2019 at 07:23 AM

Senegal Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Senegal is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 2.2 / 5

Travelling Senegal is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

Senegal shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Senegal), the Advisory Index is 3.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Mali (4.6), Mauritania (3.9), Guinea-Bissau (3.3), Guinea with 2.7 and Gambia with 2.2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions in Senegal. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise Increased Caution In: The Casamance region due to crime and landmines. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/senegal-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel to the Casamance region, except for Cap Skirring, Zinguinchor and the main road connecting these two cities due to armed banditry and clashes between separatist groups and the Senegalese army.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/senegal

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/senegal

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/senegal/

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Senegal.

Changes from April 26th 2019

The total rating for Senegal changed from 2.3 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Senegal to 1.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of -2.0 (by -1.0).

About Senegal

Senegal with its capital Dakar is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly smaller than South Dakota (196,190 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind. The landscape is generally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast. With a population of about 12.85 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Dakar
Population about 12.85 million
Size 196190 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than South Dakota
Common languages French, Wolof
Timezone Africa/Dakar with UTC offset of 0 hour(s)
Currency Franc (short: XOF)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +221
Internet Top Level Domain .sn
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SN
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SEN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 686