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 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.

Given the closure of airports and reduction of flight options worldwide, U.S. citizens should be prepared to remain outside the United States for an extended period.

Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.

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.

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