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 (PHEOC) and incident command system.
The government of Senegal has implemented enhanced screening measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Senegalese Ministry of Health for additional information on these new measures.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airline regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage for information on COVID-19 conditions in Senegal and monitor the Senegalese Ministry of Health websitefor updates.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.
- U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal
- State Department – Consular Affairs
- Senegal Country Specific Information
- Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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