The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Please see the Global Health Alert for more information.
See all U.S. Embassy Dakar Health Alerts.
Potential Repatriation Information:
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, and most commercial options remain unavailable.
In the event future charter flights become available, please complete the information in this form for each traveler wishing to depart Senegal. You must complete a form for EACH intended traveler, including children and non-U.S. citizen accompanying family members. If you have already submitted this form to provide your information to the U.S. Embassy, you do not need to do so again. We have automatically retained your information and will contact you if flights become available.
U.S. citizens remaining in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau should be prepared to remain in place for the foreseeable future
For those individuals who have departed Senegal on a U.S. government charter flight and have questions about repayment, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/for-evacuated-citizens.html for more information.
- As of May 21, the Government of Senegal had reported 2812 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 30 deaths.
- 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
- 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 6 days and closed for one day for cleaning;
- Weekly markets may open subject to certain conditions as determined by regional and local authorities;
- Public transportation limitations eased for farm workers;
- Mosques and churches may open subject to certain conditions and consultation with Government authorities;
- Schooling will resume on June 2 only for students in the examination classes (i.e. CM2, Troisieme and Terminal);
Use of face coverings and physical distancing in public, including places of worship, schools, markets, restaurants and other public spaces and businesses, remains mandatory.
- On May 3, the Government of Senegal extended the State of Emergency for 30 days.
- On April 20, the Government of Senegal ordered that face coverings are now required in all public spaces and on public transportation. Face coverings must be worn in taxis, markets, supermarkets, and office buildings, and in private vehicles. Expect this requirement at all local businesses.
- 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 measures that may affect U.S. citizens in Senegal: institution of a daily curfew; increased regulation of the movement of people, vehicles, and goods; prohibition of parades, rallies, and public demonstrations on public roadways; closure of public meeting places; and the prohibition of public or private meetings. The Government of Senegal has authorized the military to enforce these orders.
- The U.S. Embassy has suspended all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments and American Citizen Services. We will resume routine consular services as soon as possible but we are unable to provide a specific date at this time.
- The U.S. Embassy will remain open for emergency American Citizen Services.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- The Government of Senegal has suspended all international air travel (with limited exceptions). The restriction went into effect on March 20 and has been extended through May 31.
- Land borders are closed.
- No general quarantine policies are currently in effect.
- The Senegalese media publishes regular COVID-19 updates in collaboration with Senegalese health authorities. Monitor the official Senegalese Ministry of Health website and World Health Organization site for updates.