Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Location:  Senegal (countrywide) Event:  Updates to COVID-19 situation in Senegal As of May 22, the Government of Senegal had reported 2,812 COVID-19 infections and 30 deaths. See all updates and communiques here:  http://www.sante.gouv.sn/ On May 19, the Ministry of Interior suspended travel between regions, including during the upcoming Korite holiday, except in very limited circumstances.   https://interieur.sec.gouv.sn/actualites/suspension-de-la-delivrance-des-autorisations-de-circulation   The following measures …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dakar (May 12, 2020) 

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dakar (May 12, 2020) Location:  Senegal (countrywide) Event:  Modification to earlier restrictions in response to COVID-19 On May 11, the Government of Senegal announced modifications to its earlier restrictions enacted.  The following measures are now in effect:  Daily curfew of 9:00 pm to 5:00 am;  Markets previously subject to special conditions may be opened for …

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 Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Event:  Mandatory use of facial coverings In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on April 20 the Government of Senegal ordered that use of facial coverings is now required in all public spaces and on public transportation.  Face coverings must be worn in taxis, markets, supermarkets, and office buildings.  Expect this requirement at all local businesses.  As previously …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dakar

Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Dakar (April 16, 2020) Location:  Senegal (countrywide) Event:  Suspension of International Air Travel Extended On April 16, the Government of Senegal extended the suspension of all international air travel (with limited exceptions) through May 31, 2020. The State of Emergency announced on March 23 remains in effect, which includes the following …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Charter Flight Update At this time, the U.S. Embassy does not anticipate that there will be additional charter flights organized by the Department of State and U.S. Embassy from Dakar to the United States.  Most commercial options remain unavailable from Senegal. In the event future charter flights become available, please complete …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Update on Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 9, 2020 The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport on the morning of April 9, 2020.  The …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar (April 5, 2020)   Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Announces Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 9, 2020     The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar (April 4, 2020)   Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Announces Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 9, 2020     The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Announces Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 9, 2020 The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport on the morning of April 9, 2020.  The flight will land …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Location:  Senegal (countrywide) Event:  The Government of Senegal had reported 207 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Senegal As of April 3, the Ministry of Health had reported 207 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Senegal, and the Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19.  We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Charter Flight to Washington DC Postponed to April 3 The special chartered flight for U.S. citizens arranged by the Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau has been rescheduled to April 3, 2020 to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. but remains oversubscribed.    We recognize this …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Location:  Senegal (countrywide) Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Charter Flight to Washington DC Is Oversubscribed The special chartered flight for U.S. citizens arranged by the Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau for April 2, 2020 to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. is currently oversubscribed.    We recognize this has been …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Event:  U.S. Embassy Dakar Charter Flight to Washington DC Is Oversubscribed The special chartered flight for U.S. citizens arranged by the Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau for April 2, 2020 to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. is currently oversubscribed.    We recognize this has been a challenging period for many …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Event: U.S. Embassy Dakar Announces Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 2, 2020 The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport on the afternoon of April 2, 2020. The flight will …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Event: U.S. Embassy Dakar Announces Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 2, 2020 The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport on the afternoon of April 2, 2020. The flight will …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar (March 28, 2020)

Event: U.S. Embassy Dakar Announces Charter Flight to Washington DC on April 2, 2020 The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport on the afternoon of April 2, 2020. The flight …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location:  Senegal, countrywide Event:  Additional Government of Senegal Measures to Respond to COVID-19 On March 23, the President of Senegal declared a State of Emergency and announced several new measures to respond to COVID-19 that may affect U.S. citizens in Senegal, including: institution of a daily 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew; increased regulation of …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location:  Senegal, countrywide Event:  On March 19, the Government of Senegal announced the suspension of all air travel (with limited exceptions), both entering and leaving Senegal.  The restriction will go into effect on 20 March 2020 at 11:59 pm until 17 April 2020. On March 18, Peace Corps suspended activities in response to the ongoing …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Event:  Additional Government of Senegal Measures to Respond to COVID-19 Media reports indicate the government of Senegal may mobilize the National Police to ensure public order and respond to COVID-19 in the coming days.  Transportation and public services including schools and government offices may be closed as a result.  Private companies – including hotels, apartment …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location:  Senegal, countrywide Event:  On March 19, the Government of Senegal announced the suspension of all air travel (with limited exceptions), both entering and leaving Senegal.  The restriction will go into effect on 20 March 2020 at 11:59 pm until 17 April 2020. On March 15, Peace Corps suspended activities in response to the ongoing …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Senegal, countrywide  Event:  On March 16, the Government of Senegal announced the suspension of all air travel to and from France, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Algeria, and Tunisia for 30 days beginning at midnight Wednesday, March 18.  At present, other international flights remain operational, but ticket availability is limited. Travelers are encouraged to contact their airline …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal (March 16, 2020)

Location:  Senegal Event:  As of March 16, the Government of Senegal had announced 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. The Government of Senegal has activated a public health emergency operations center (PHEOC) and incident command system.  The government of Senegal has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers …

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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: The Government of Senegal has reported  26 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Five individuals contracted COVID-19 in Europe prior to travelling to Senegal, and the remainder directly from an immediate family member who had travelled to Europe. All were placed in quarantine.  Two of these individuals were later released after producing negative COVID-19 test results.   The …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Senegal Event:  As of March 5, 2020, the Government of Senegal has announced four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Senegal.  Those individuals all contracted COVID-19 in Europe prior to travelling to Senegal, and all are currently isolated at a hospital in Dakar.  In response, the Government of Senegal has activated a public health emergency operations center …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections. U.S. Embassy Dakar

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to  FVAP.gov  to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dakar (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy to Senegal

Location: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, countrywide Event:  Holidays in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau provide increased risk for criminal activity.  During this time, crimes of opportunity such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, thefts from vehicles, snatch and grab, etc., are more common.  Travelers are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash.  Below are a few steps to help increase …

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Security Alert for Guinea-Bissau – U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location:   Guinea-Bissau Event:  Ongoing political tensions have resulted in an increased possibility of a deteriorating security situation in and around key government facilities and other areas throughout the country.  Due to concerns about the capacity of the local authorities to respond to future situations, and to ensure the safety and security of U.S. Citizens, we …

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Guinea-Bissau: The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes and its efforts to hold a free and fair presidential election on November 24. The United States considers as illegitimate the attempt by the President of Guinea-Bissau to dismiss the Gomes government three weeks prior to scheduled elections. The United States applauds …

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Guinea-Bissau Travel Advisory — Level 3: Reconsider Travel

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Guinea-Bissau on October 3, 2019. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in Guinea-Bissau. Reconsider travel to Guinea-Bissau due to crime and civil unrest. Country Summary: Violent crime is common in Guinea-Bissau. Aggressive vendors, panhandlers, and occasionally criminals target foreigners at the Bissau airport …

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Demonstration Alert — U.S. Embassy Dakar

Location: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Event: On February 8, 2019 and again on February 13, there were large-scale demonstrations in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. At least one of the demonstrations completely blocked all vehicular traffic within the city limits of Bissau, requiring people to travel on foot through protestors who were burning tires and damaging property. Due to concerns about the …

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Possible Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Potential areas of protest include, but are not limited to, the following areas in Dakar, Senegal: The VDN Constitutional Council HQ (near the Philip Morris building) The Supreme Court on the Corniche Grand Yoff Medina Place de l’Obelisque The Palais de Justice of Dakar (the regional Court of Dakar, near the Japanese embassy) Area …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal (April 16, 2018)

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following neighborhoods in Dakar, Senegal: Place SOWETO, Plateau, Dakar Surrounding areas in downtown Dakar Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on April 19, 2018.  Certain political organizations have planned a protest of a law on parrainage.  The protest time is unknown but will …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Ziguinchor and Cap Skiring Event: On March 29, 2018, local press reported that gunmen, while stopping and robbing vehicles traveling on the Route Régionale 20 (R20) in the Ziguinchor Region, opened fire on individuals that tried to drive past them. Reports indicate that one Senegalese citizen was killed and one Senegalese and one French …

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Security Alert- U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

Location: Ziguinchor Administrative Region of the Casamance Event: Ongoing investigation and operations by Senegalese security forces.  U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling on RN4 between Ziguinchor and São Domingos.  Any other travel by U.S. government personnel in the Casamance is restricted to paved roads and only permitted during daylight hours. Actions to Take: Avoid …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Guinea-Bissau

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of scheduled political protests to occur in Bissau on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and Friday, December 8, 2017 from Chapa Bissau to Praça dos Herois (downtown). Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Planned in Guinea-Bissau

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar has received reports of three planned protests in the capital of Guinea-Bissau this weekend.  The protests are planned to take place in Missira, Bissau Capital, Bairro Ajuda Espaco Verde, Bissau Capital, and Bairro Cumtum, Bissau Capital.  However, the locations of the protests may change at any time. Even demonstrations intended …

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