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Airlines Updates

Published on 07.08.2020
Air Senegal updates Milan schedule from mid-Sep 2020

Published on 24.07.2020
Air Senegal launches Milan service from August 2020

23.07.2020 Air Senegal this week filed changes to regional operations, as the airline plans to resume additional International service. As of 22JUL20, planned operation as follows.

Dakar – Abidjan eff 05AUG20 Increase from 2 to 5 weekly, A319/321 operating
Dakar – Bamako eff 06AUG20 4 weekly A319
Dakar – Conakry eff 06AUG20 5 weekly A319
Dakar – Nouakchott eff 05AUG20 4 weekly ATR72
Published on 17.07.2020
Air Senegal resumes Abidjan service from mid-July 2020

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Open for travel from Senegal
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Senegal.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals of Senegal,
    • Passengers holding a residence permit issued by Senegal,
    • Nationals of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone or Togo,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Passengers residing in a country that has reciprocated this arrangement,
    • Diplomats and staff of international organizations,
    • Passengers invited by the government or international organizations,
    • Health professionals and researchers in the health field,
    • Military personnel,
    • Civil protection personnel on duty,
    • Passengers travelling for urgent reasons,
    • Passengers travelling for humanitarian reasons,
    • Passengers studying in Senegal,
    • Highly qualified passengers, provided their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out abroad,
    • Passengers authorized by a competent authority mandated by the government of the Senegal.
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Flight Restrictions

published 15.07.2020
1. Flights to Senegal restarted.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 7 days before arrival.
3. Passengers without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening on arrival and must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to PCR.

Incoming passengers may be subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 7 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on arrival, if deemed necessary. This would be at your cost. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive, you will be taken into Senegalese health care.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 7 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on arrival, if deemed necessary. This would be at your cost. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive, you will be taken into Senegalese health care.
You must also complete and submit a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form on arrival in Senegal. You’ll need to submit this form at border control. You can access the form on the Dakar Airport website

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2016)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited
through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country. There is less
risk from January through June in the central western regions.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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  • Senegal *****International Restrictions:
    Borders re-opened for international flights, though land and sea borders remain closed and the majority of international airlines have resumed commercial routes.The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have put in place travel restrictions for Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific professional categories. Despite this, some airlines are only allowing foreign nationals with proof of residency in Senegal to travel. It is important to note that some airlines only accept a full residency card, and not a ‘récépissé’, although the government of Senegal have confirmed that a ‘récépissé’ is proof of residency. You should check with your airline before travelling. To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 7 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on arrival, if deemed necessary. This would be at your cost. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive, you will be taken into Senegalese health care. You must also complete and submit a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form on arrival in Senegal. You’ll need to submit this form at border control. You can access the form on the Dakar Airport website. If you are entering or leaving Senegal, you can pay for a COVID-19 test, at a cost of 40,000 CFA, at the following locations: L’Institut Pasteur de Dakar, 36 Avenue Pasteur or on the VDN; L’IRESSEF (Institut de Recherche en Sante , de Surveillance Epidemiologique et de Formation; Le Laboratoire de Bacteriologie-Virologie, Hopital Aristide le Dantec, 30 Avenue Pasteur; Le Laboratoire de l’Hopital militarie de Ouakam, Km 8, route de Ouakam.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Internal flights have restarted.There are no restrictions to travel between regions, and no authorisation is needed. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and when travelling, including in a private car if there are two or more people in the car. The national state of emergency ended on 30 June. The curfew no longer applies. Hotels are open. On 8 August, the Senegalese authorities announced tightened restrictions. There is a ban on gatherings such as marriages, baptisms and funeral ceremonies. Public gatherings on beaches, sports fields, in public spaces and theaters/shows are banned. Bars and nightclubs in Dakar are closed for three months. Religious sites are open. Since 5 June, restaurants and gyms have been free to open to visitors, but social distancing must be respected. Masks must be worn in all public areas. See the Ministry of Health website for further information on the Senegalese government response.

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    14.09.2020
  • Senegal *****International Restrictions:
    Borders re-opened for international flights, though land and sea borders remain closed and the majority of international airlines have resumed commercial routes.The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have put in place travel restrictions for Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific professional categories. Despite this, some airlines are only allowing foreign nationals with proof of residency in Senegal to travel. It is important to note that some airlines only accept a full residency card, and not a ‘récépissé’, although the government of Senegal have confirmed that a ‘récépissé’ is proof of residency. You should check with your airline before travelling. To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 7 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on arrival, if deemed necessary. This would be at your cost. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive, you will be taken into Senegalese health care. You must also complete and submit a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form on arrival in Senegal. You’ll need to submit this form at border control. You can access the form on the Dakar Airport website [https://www.dakaraeroport.com/formulaire-de-localisation-de-passager-pour-la-sante-publique/] If you are entering or leaving Senegal, you can pay for a COVID-19 test, at a cost of 40,000 CFA, at the following locations: L’Institut Pasteur de Dakar, 36 Avenue Pasteur or on the VDN; L’IRESSEF (Institut de Recherche en Sante , de Surveillance Epidemiologique et de Formation; Le Laboratoire de Bacteriologie-Virologie, Hopital Aristide le Dantec, 30 Avenue Pasteur; Le Laboratoire de l’Hopital militarie de Ouakam, Km 8, route de Ouakam.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Internal flights have restarted.There are no restrictions to travel between regions, and no authorisation is needed. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and when travelling, including in a private car if there are two or more people in the car. The national state of emergency ended on 30 June [https://www.sec.gouv.sn/actualit%C3%A9/message-de-sem-le-pr%C3%A9sident-de-la-r%C3%A9publique-macky-sall-d%C3%A9claration-d%E2%80%99%C3%A9tat-d%E2%80%99urgence-dans]. The curfew no longer applies. Hotels are open. On 8 August, the Senegalese authorities announced tightened restrictions. There is a ban on gatherings such as marriages, baptisms and funeral ceremonies. Public gatherings on beaches, sports fields, in public spaces and theaters/shows are banned. Bars and nightclubs in Dakar are closed for three months. Religious sites are open. Since 5 June, restaurants and gyms have been free to open to visitors, but social distancing must be respected. Masks must be worn in all public areas. See the Ministry of Health website [http://www.sante.gouv.sn/] for further information on the Senegalese government response.

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    21.08.2020
  • Senegal *****International Restrictions:
    From 15 July, borders re-opened for international flights, though land and sea borders remain closed and the majority of international airlines have resumed commercial routes. The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have put in place travel restrictions for Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific professional categories. Foreign nationals may also be restricted if they are not from a country of the Economic Community of West African States. Despite this, some airlines are only allowing foreign nationals with proof of residency in Senegal to travel. It is important to note that some airlines only accept a full residency card, and not a ‘récépissé’, although the government of Senegal have confirmed that a ‘récépissé’ is proof of residency. You should check with your airline before travelling. To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 7 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on arrival, if deemed necessary. This would be at your cost. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive, you will be taken into Senegalese health care. You must also complete and submit a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form on arrival in Senegal. You’ll need to submit this form at border control. You can access the form on the Dakar Airport website [https://www.dakaraeroport.com/formulaire-de-localisation-de-passager-pour-la-sante-publique/]. If you are entering or leaving Senegal, you can pay for a COVID-19 test, at a cost of 40,000 CFA at: L’Institut Pasteur de Dakar, L’IRESSEF (Institut de Recherche en Sante , de Surveillance Epidemiologique et de Formation. Le Laboratoire de Bacteriologie-Virologie and Le Laboratoire de l’Hopital militarie de Ouakam.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There is no restriction on travel between regions, and authorisation is not needed to travel between regions. Internal flights have also restarted.Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and when travelling, including in a private car if there are two or more people in the car. The national state of emergency ended on 30 June. The curfew no longer applies. Hotels are open. On 8 August, the Senegalese authorities announced tightened restrictions. There is a ban on gatherings such as marriages, baptisms and funeral ceremonies. Public gatherings on beaches, sports fields, in public spaces and theaters/shows are banned. Bars and nightclubs in Dakar are closed for three months. Religious sites are open. Since 5 June, restaurants and gyms have been free to open to visitors, but social distancing must be respected. Masks must be worn in all public areas. See the Ministry of Health website [http://www.sante.gouv.sn/] for more information.

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    13.08.2020
  • Senegal *****International Restrictions:
    From 15 July, borders re-opened for international flights, though land and sea borders remain closed and the majority of international airlines have resumed commercial routes.
    The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have put in place travel restrictions for Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific professional categories. Despite this, some airlines are only allowing foreign nationals with proof of residency in Senegal to travel. It is important to note that some airlines only accept a full residency card, and not a ‘récépissé’, although the government of Senegal have confirmed that a ‘récépissé’ is proof of residency. You should check with your airline before travelling. To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 7 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on arrival, if deemed necessary. This would be at your cost. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive, you will be taken into Senegalese health care. You must also complete and submit a ‘Public Health Passenger Locator’ form on arrival in Senegal. You’ll need to submit this form at border control. You can access the form on the Dakar Airport website [https://www.dakaraeroport.com/formulaire-de-localisation-de-passager-pour-la-sante-publique/]. If you are entering or leaving Senegal, you can pay for a COVID-19 test, at a cost of 40,000 CFA at: L’Institut Pasteur de Dakar, L’IRESSEF (Institut de Recherche en Sante , de Surveillance Epidemiologique et de Formation. Le Laboratoire de Bacteriologie-Virologie and Le Laboratoire de l’Hopital militarie de Ouakam.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There is no restriction on travel between regions, and authorisation is not needed to travel between regions. Internal flights have also restarted.Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and when travelling, including in a private car if there are two or more people in the car. The national state of emergency ended on 30 June. The curfew no longer applies. Hotels are open. On 8 August, the Senegalese authorities announced tightened restrictions. There is a ban on gatherings such as marriages, baptisms and funeral ceremonies. Public gatherings on beaches, sports fields, in public spaces and theaters/shows are banned. Bars and nightclubs in Dakar are closed for three months. Religious sites are open. Since 5 June, restaurants and gyms have been free to open to visitors, but social distancing must be respected. Masks must be worn in all public areas. See the Ministry of Health website [http://www.sante.gouv.sn/] for more information.

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    10.08.2020
  • Senegal Airspace reopens with restrictions (The Point, 15.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    From 15 July, borders re-opened for international flights, though land and sea borders remain closed and the majority of international airlines have resumed commercial routes.The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have put in place travel restrictions for Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific professional categories. Despite this, some airlines are only allowing foreign nationals with proof of residency in Senegal to travel. It is important to note that some airlines only accept a full residency card, and not a ‘recipice’, although the government of Senegal have confirmed that a ‘recipice’ is proof of residency. You should check with your airline before travelling.To enter Senegal, you must provide a negative test dated no more than 7 days earlier, issued in the country where you started your trip and authorised by that country or a recognised health organisation. If this is not possible, you will need to declare that you have no symptoms and accept having a test done on arrival, if deemed necessary. This would be at your cost. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive, you will be taken into Senegalese health care. f you are entering or leaving Senegal, you can pay for a COVID-19 test, at a cost of 40,000 CFA, at the following locations: L’Institut Pasteur de Dakar,
    L’IRESSEF (Institut de Recherche en Sante , de Surveillance Epidemiologique et de Formation. Le Laboratoire de Bacteriologie-Virologie, Hopital Aristide le Dantec, Le Laboratoire de l’Hopital militarie de Ouakam,.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There is no restriction on travel between regions, and authorisation is not needed to travel between regions. Internal flights have also restarted.Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and when travelling, including in a private car if there are two or more people in the car. The national state of emergency ended on 30 June [https://www.sec.gouv.sn/actualit%C3%A9/message-de-sem-le-pr%C3%A9sident-de-la-r%C3%A9publique-macky-sall-d%C3%A9claration-d%E2%80%99%C3%A9tat-d%E2%80%99urgence-dans]. The curfew no longer applies. Hotels are open. Religious sites are open. Since 5 June, restaurants and gyms have been free to open to visitors, but social distancing must be respected. Masks must be worn in all public areas. See the Ministry of Health website [http://www.sante.gouv.sn/] for further information on the Senegalese government response.

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    23.07.2020
  • Senegal Airspace reopens with restrictions (The Point, 15.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    From 15 July, borders re-opened for international flights, though land and sea borders remain closed and the majority of international airlines have resumed commercial routes. The government of Senegal has said airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have advised against travel to Senegal unless they are ordinarily resident in Senegal, diplomats, military, health professionals and other specific professional categories. They have also said they will not allow entry to nationals from countries who have restrictions on travel from Senegal. The government have not specified which countries they consider fall into these categories.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There is no restriction on travel between regions, and authorisation is not needed to travel between regions. Internal flights have also restarted.Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and when travelling, including in a private car if there are two or more people in the car. The national state of emergency ended on 30 June [https://www.sec.gouv.sn/actualit%C3%A9/message-de-sem-le-pr%C3%A9sident-de-la-r%C3%A9publique-macky-sall-d%C3%A9claration-d%E2%80%99%C3%A9tat-d%E2%80%99urgence-dans]. The curfew no longer applies. Hotels are able to open. Religious sites are open. Since 5 June, restaurants and gyms have been free to open to visitors, but social distancing must be respected. Masks must be worn in all public areas. See the Ministry of Health website for further information on the Senegalese government response [http://www.sante.gouv.sn/].

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    17.07.2020
  • Senegal Senegal bans EU travellers in retaliation for flight blacklist (AfricaNews, 03.06.2020). Government of Senegal Ends State of Emergency, Announces Resumption of International Commercial Flights (OSAC, 01.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Government of Senegal has closed land borders and airspace has been closed to commercial airlines except for flights with ‘special authorisation’. International commercial flights will resume 15 July. Land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Senegal’s borders with neighbouring countries are closed, except for goods vehicles in the case of Mali and Guinea.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The national state of emergency ends at 11pm on 30 June. The curfew will no longer apply. The restriction on travel between regions has been lifted, and authorisation will no longer needed to travel between regions. Internal flights have now restarted. As of 11 May, religious sites are open. From 5 June, Restaurants, hotels and gyms are free to open to visitors, but sanitary measures and social distancing must be respected.
    See the Ministry of Health website for further information on the Senegalese government response [http://www.sante.gouv.sn/]

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    15.07.2020
  • Senegal Government of Senegal Ends State of Emergency, Announces Resumption of International Commercial Flights (OSAC, 01.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Government of Senegal has closed land borders and airspace has been closed to commercial airlines except for flights with ‘special authorisation’. International commercial flights will resume 15 July. Land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Senegal’s borders with neighbouring countries are closed, except for goods vehicles in the case of Mali and Guinea.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The national state of emergency ends at 11pm on 30 June. The curfew will no longer apply. The restriction on travel between regions has been lifted, and authorisation will no longer needed to travel between regions. Internal flights have now restarted. As of 11 May, religious sites are open. From 5 June, Restaurants, hotels and gyms are free to open to visitors, but sanitary measures and social distancing must be respected.
    See the Ministry of Health website for further information on the Senegalese government response [http://www.sante.gouv.sn/]

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    01.07.2020
  • Senegal Closure of Senegal’s air borders has been extended until 30 June 2020 (The Point, 01.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Flights to Senegal are suspended.
    The country’s airspace is closed until 2 July. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally.
    Land borders remain closed though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A national state of emergency is in place until 2 July. This includes: a curfew between 11pm and 5am; the compulsory use of face masks in government buildings, private sector workplaces, shops and markets as well as all forms of transport. You are strongly advised to wear a face mask in public even when travelling alone in your own vehicle; a ban on gatherings and demonstrations; banning public or private meeting spaces as well as all public or private gatherings that could lead to civil disturbance.

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    29.06.2020
  • Senegal Closure of Senegal’s air borders has been extended until 30 June 2020 (The Point, 0106.2020)

    Flights to Senegal are suspended.
    The country’s airspace is closed until 2 July. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally.
    Land borders remain closed though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali.

    Internal restrictions:

    A national state of emergency is in place until 2 July. This includes: a curfew between 11pm and 5am; the compulsory use of face masks in government buildings, private sector workplaces, shops and markets as well as all forms of transport. You are strongly advised to wear a face mask in public even when travelling alone in your own vehicle a ban on gatherings and demonstrations banning public or private meeting spaces as well as all public or private gatherings that could lead to civil disturbance The restriction on travel between regions has been lifted, with effect from 5am on 7 June, and authorisation will no longer needed to travel between regions. Internal flights are now restarting. The curfew hours have changed from 9pm-5am to 11pm-5am.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The restriction on travel between regions has been lifted, with effect from 5am on 7 June, and authorisation will no longer needed to travel between regions. Internal flights are now restarting. The curfew hours have changed from 9pm-5am to 11pm-5am. As of 11 May, religious sites are open. From 5 June, restaurants, hotels and gyms are free to open to visitors, but sanitary measures and social distancing must be respected. Bars and nightclubs remain closed, and collective sports outside are still banned. On Thursday 4 June government announced current curfew hours will be shortened soon to 22pm to 5am. (Reuters, 04.06.2020)

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    05.06.2020
  • Senegal Closure of Senegal’s air borders has been extended until June 30, 2020 (The Point, 0106.2020)

    Flights to Senegal are suspended.
    The country’s airspace is closed until 2 July. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally.
    Land borders remain closed though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency, with a countrywide curfew from 21.00 until 05.00, has been extended until 2 July. Domestic flights between Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport and Ziguinchor will also operate normally. It is compulsory to wear protective masks when on public transport, in markets and in private and public offices. All road movement between regions is prohibited. Exceptions will be made for people seeking medical treatment, professional reasons and transportation of dead bodies. An authorisation document can be issued by the regional Governor or Préfet. According to the state of emergency law, authorities will have the power to regulate the movement of people, vehicles and goods in specific locations and at certain times. All public gatherings are prohibited and schools closed until 2 June. In Dakar, supermarkets are only allowed to be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while other shops are permitted to be open for business only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All markets will be closed on weekends.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    On 12 May, national authorities announced the easing of some lockdown measures. This relaxation includes: – new countrywide curfew hours, which has been shortened to 21.00 to 05.00, from 20.00 to 06.00; – reopening of mosques for the holy month of Ramadan, while churches will be allowed to accept worshippers; – markets and small business will be allowed to reopen, but they will need to close for a day’s cleaning each week; – school will be allowed to reopen only at the beginning of June.
    On Thursday 4 June government announced current curfew hours will be shortened soon to 22pm to 5am. (Reuters, 04.06.2020)

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    04.06.2020
  • Senegal Closure of Senegal’s air borders has been extended until June 30, 2020 (The Point, 0106.2020), Government announces easing restrictions on 12 May (VOA, 12.05.2020)

    Flights to Senegal are suspended.
    The country’s airspace is closed until 2 July. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally.
    Land borders remain closed though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency, with a countrywide curfew from 21.00 until 05.00, has been extended until 2 July. Domestic flights between Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport and Ziguinchor will also operate normally. It is compulsory to wear protective masks when on public transport, in markets and in private and public offices. All road movement between regions is prohibited. Exceptions will be made for people seeking medical treatment, professional reasons and transportation of dead bodies. An authorisation document can be issued by the regional Governor or Préfet. According to the state of emergency law, authorities will have the power to regulate the movement of people, vehicles and goods in specific locations and at certain times. All public gatherings are prohibited and schools closed until 2 June. In Dakar, supermarkets are only allowed to be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while other shops are permitted to be open for business only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All markets will be closed on weekends.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    On 12 May, national authorities announced the easing of some lockdown measures, even if the state of emergency will still be in place until 2 June. This relaxation includes: – new countrywide curfew hours, which has been shortened to 21.00 to 05.00, from 20.00 to 06.00; – reopening of mosques for the holy month of Ramadan, while churches will be allowed to accept worshippers; – markets and small business will be allowed to reopen, but they will need to close for a day’s cleaning each week; – school will be allowed to reopen only at the beginning of June.

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    02.06.2020
  • Senegal Government announces easing restrictions on 12 May (VOA, 12.05.2020) Flights to Senegal are suspended. The country’s airspace is closed until 31 May. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally. Land borders remain closed though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency, with a countrywide curfew from 21.00 until 05.00, has been extended until 2 June. Domestic flights between Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport and Ziguinchor will also operate normally. It is compulsory to wear protective masks when on public transport, in markets and in private and public offices. All road movement between regions is prohibited. Exceptions will be made for people seeking medical treatment, professional reasons and transportation of dead bodies. An authorisation document can be issued by the regional Governor or Préfet. According to the state of emergency law, authorities will have the power to regulate the movement of people, vehicles and goods in specific locations and at certain times. All public gatherings are prohibited and schools closed until 2 June. In Dakar, supermarkets are only allowed to be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while other shops are permitted to be open for business only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All markets will be closed on weekends.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    On 12 May, national authorities announced the easing of some lockdown measures, even if the state of emergency will still be in place until 2 June. This relaxation includes: – new countrywide curfew hours, which has been shortened to 21.00 to 05.00, from 20.00 to 06.00; – reopening of mosques for the holy month of Ramadan, while churches will be allowed to accept worshippers; – markets and small business will be allowed to reopen, but they will need to close for a day’s cleaning each week; – school will be allowed to reopen only at the beginning of June.

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    28.05.2020
  • Senegal Flights to Senegal are suspended. The country’s airspace is closed until 31 May. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally. Land borders remain closed though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency, with a countrywide curfew from 20.00 until 06.00, has been extended until 2 June. Domestic flights between Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport and Ziguinchor will also operate normally. It is compulsory to wear protective masks when on public transport, in markets and in private and public offices. All road movement between regions is prohibited. Exceptions will be made for people seeking medical treatment, professional reasons and transportation of dead bodies. An authorisation document can be issued by the regional Governor or Préfet. According to the state of emergency law, authorities will have the power to regulate the movement of people, vehicles and goods in specific locations and at certain times. All public gatherings are prohibited and schools closed until 2 June. In Dakar, supermarkets are only allowed to be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while other shops are permitted to be open for business only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All markets will be closed on weekends.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    On 12 May, national authorities announced the easing of some lockdown measures, even if the state of emergency will still be in place until 2 June. This relaxation includes: – new countrywide curfew hours, which has been shortened to 21.00 to 05.00, from 20.00 to 06.00; – reopening of mosques for the holy month of Ramadan, while churches will be allowed to accept worshippers; – markets and small business will be allowed to reopen, but they will need to close for a day’s cleaning each week; – school will be allowed to reopen only at the beginning of June.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://sn.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

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    12.05.2020
  • Senegal Flights to Senegal are suspended.

    The country’s airspace is closed until 31 May. Cargo, evacuation and special authorised flights will continue to operate normally.
    Land borders remain closed though this does not affect the movement of security force personnel, or the movement of goods vehicles in the case of Guinea and Mali.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency, with a countrywide curfew from 20.00 until 06.00, has been extended until 2 June. Domestic flights between Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport and Ziguinchor will also operate normally. It is compulsory to wear protective masks when on public transport, in markets and in private and public offices. All road movement between regions is prohibited. Exceptions will be made for people seeking medical treatment, professional reasons and transportation of dead bodies. An authorisation document can be issued by the regional Governor or Préfet. According to the state of emergency law, authorities will have the power to regulate the movement of people, vehicles and goods in specific locations and at certain times. All public gatherings are prohibited and schools closed until 2 June. In Dakar, supermarkets are only allowed to be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while other shops are permitted to be open for business only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All markets will be closed on weekends.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    SITATA/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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