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 (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.

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