Alert: Government of Senegal Ceases COVID-19 Testing on Arrival to Senegal

Local media reports that effective immediately all travelers to Senegal over the age of two years must present an original COVID-19 test certificate showing a negative result on arrival.  COVID-19 testing is no longer available on arrival at the airport.  According to the Ministry of Tourism’s Circulaire 1723, the test must occur within seven days of entry into Senegal, however some local media report that the test must occur within five days.  The test results must be issued by a laboratory approved for such testing or a recognized international health organization.  Travelers transiting Senegal must also show such proof if they will be present in Senegal more than 24 hours or wish to exit the airport.

Verification of testing compliance will be undertaken by the airline prior to departure to Senegal.  Passengers without a negative COVID-19 test result may not be permitted to board.  All travelers are strongly encouraged to check with their airline to verify requirements prior to travel.

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