Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dakar (January 7, 2020) 

Location: Senegal and Guinea-Bissau

Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.


  • U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal

+(221) 33-879-4000

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Senegal Country Specific Information

Guinea-Bissau Country Specific Information