Current travel advisories for Senegal

Last Update: Friday, 19. April 2019 at 07:24

We advice caution when travelling to Senegal.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.3 / 5

Senegal is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with around 13 million citizens and a land mass of 196,190 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.3 / 5

Senegal shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.6), Mauritania (3.9), Guinea-Bissau (3.3), Guinea with (2.7) and Gambia with (2.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Single advisories / travel warnings

Maltese government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:

Danger level: 1

Take normal precautions.

US American government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Senegal due to elections, crime, and landmines.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Presidential elections in Senegal are scheduled for February 24, 2019. If no candidate wins a majority during the initial balloting, a second round will be held, either on March 10, March 17, or March 24, with March 17 the most likely date. Tensions are typically heightened during campaign and election periods, and some election-related demonstrations and other activities have resulted in violence.  The Senegalese government may impose travel restrictions as the elections approaches, sometimes without notice, which may affect travel plans.  Expect additional police and military checkpoints and possible road blocks throughout the country during the campaign period and election day itself.  Regular road travel between regions is prohibited on election days. Armed individuals have set up roadblocks and attacked travelers on roads south of The Gambia in the Casamance region of Senegal. Land mines from prior conflicts remain in the Casamance Region. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in this area. U.S. government employees are prohibited from travelling on National Route 4 south of Ziguinchor, on Route 20 between Ziguinchor and Cap Skirring, and on unpaved roads without armed escorts.  U.S. government employees are also prohibited from travelling after dark. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2


New Zealand government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

Canadian government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

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

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Irish government

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Basic facts

around 13 million
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196,190 km²
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Airports in Senegal (extern)


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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.