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Senegal Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Senegal is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Senegal is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.1 / 5

Senegal shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Senegal), the Advisory Index is 3.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Mali (4.6), Mauritania (3.9), Guinea-Bissau (2.7), Guinea with 2.5 and Gambia with 2.4 (of 5).

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 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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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.

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: New Zealand

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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.

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

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

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

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

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

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

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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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 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 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Senegal is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Senegal in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Senegal.

How many travel advisories do you know for Senegal?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for 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

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.