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Last verified: Thursday, 1. October 2020 at 07:19 AM

Senegal Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Senegal

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Senegal. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.9 / 5

Senegal shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Senegal), the Advisory Index is 3.9 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Mali (4.7), Mauritania (4), Guinea (3.8), Gambia with 3.6 and Guinea-Bissau with 3.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Senegal

There are currently 14,982 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Senegal. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 311 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Senegal.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Senegal

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Senegal.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Senegal from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Senegal due to COVID-19.   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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Senegal is under a State of Emergency. A curfew is in place between 11pm and 5am. You may face penalties if you break curfew. There's very limited commercial air transport options. Avoid travelling between the main cities and regions with confirmed COVID-19 cases. You must wear a face mask in public spaces, including in government buildings, shops, restaurants ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/senegal

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Senegal.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/senegal/

Individual rating changes for Senegal

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Senegal. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Senegal changed from 3.5 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Senegal to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from April 5th 2020

The total rating for Senegal changed from 3.2 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Senegal with a rating of 5.0.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Senegal changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Senegal to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Senegal changed from 2.6 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Senegal to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Senegal to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Senegal changed from 2.3 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Senegal with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Senegal changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Senegal with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Senegal with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Senegal with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Senegal with a rating of 3.0.

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 196.190 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than South Dakota
Common languages French, Mongolian, Wolof
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

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Senegal is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • overfishing
  • overgrazing
  • soil erosion
  • wildlife populations threatened by poaching

Natural hazzards

  • lowlands seasonally flooded
  • periodic droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Senegal. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural
  2. construction materials
  3. fertilizer production
  4. fish processing
  5. gold mining
  6. petroleum refining
  7. phosphate mining
  8. repair
  9. ship construction
  10. zircon

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. corn
  3. cotton
  4. fish
  5. green vegetables
  6. millet
  7. peanuts
  8. pigs
  9. poultry
  10. rice

Senegalese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Senegal.

Export products

  1. cotton
  2. fish
  3. groundnuts (peanuts)
  4. petroleum products
  5. phosphates

Import products

  1. beverages
  2. capital goods
  3. food
  4. fuels

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Senegal?

Senegal is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Senegal.

Is it safe to travel Senegal in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Senegal. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Senegal?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Senegal.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Senegal?

There are currently 14,982 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Senegal. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 311 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Senegal.

What is the size of Senegal?

Senegal has a size of 196,190 km² or 75,749 mi² which is slightly smaller than South Dakota.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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