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Senegal travel restrictions

Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Flight Restrictions

published 08.07.2020
Flights to Senegal are suspended until 14 July 2020.
Effective 15 July 2020:
1. Flights to Senegal restart.
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.

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Quarantine

Arriving travelers are tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the airport. Individuals who test positive may be required to isolate in a facility designated by the Government of Senegal. Individuals should expect to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

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 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.

    *****

    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.

    *****

    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 [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/senegal]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://sn.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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