Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Dakar

Event: Announcement of Delta flight on June 12 from Dakar to New York City

Delta Airlines will operate a repatriation flight from Dakar (DSS) to New York (JFK) on June 12, 2020.  This is a special commercial repatriation flight for U.S. citizens and residents.

We anticipate that tickets will be available for purchase starting Thursday, June 4 and will sell out very quickly. To purchase a ticket for this flight or to inquire about using a ticket issued for a previously canceled Delta flight, you must contact Delta directly.  Additional details will be provided as soon as possible.

***Interested travelers must purchase tickets directly from Delta.  

The U.S. Embassy is not processing tickets for this flight. ***

We encourage all U.S. citizens in Senegal to verify that their U.S. passport remains valid.  If your U.S. passport has expired and you have an emergency need to travel, please email DakarACS@state.gov to make arrangements to apply for an emergency passport. Please note, all application, fee, and documentation requirements remain the same.  Please consult the U.S. Embassy website for details.

If you are currently located in a region outside of Dakar, under the current State of Emergency declared by the Government of Senegal you must obtain authorization to travel to the airport from your regional government office. Be prepared to provide information about the vehicle and driver you plan to use, as well as a ticket confirmation from Delta.  Because this is not a U.S. Embassy chartered flight and tickets are purchased directly from Delta, the U.S. Embassy will not issue confirmation letters to travelers.  Travelers are responsible for their own transportation arrangements to the airport.

General updates:

As of June 2, the Government of Senegal had reported 3,836 COVID-19 infections and 43 deaths. See all updates and communiques here: http://www.sante.gouv.sn/

On May 29, the Government of Senegal extended the current State of Emergency through July 2, 2020.

The following measures remain in effect:

* Daily curfew of 9:00 pm to 5:00 am;

* Markets 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.

Use of face coverings and physical distancing in public, including places of worship, schools, markets, restaurants and other public spaces and businesses, remains mandatory. Use of face coverings in personal vehicles is also required.

The U.S. Embassy Dakar has suspended all routine consular services, including routine American Citizen Services.  Monitor our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Senegal.  The U.S. Embassy remains open for emergency American Citizen Services; please contact us by email at DakarACS@state.gov.

Assistance: 

* U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal
Route Des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal
+(221) 33-879-4000
DakarACS@state.gov
https://sn.usembassy.gov

* State Department – Consular Affairs

* 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

* Senegal Country Information

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