Summary

You need a visa to travel to Senegal. You can apply through Visa Senegal.

An outbreak of Ebola virus has been confirmed in south-eastern Guinea. If you travel to this region you should follow the health advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, maintain strict standards of hygiene and avoid eating bushmeat. There have been no suspected cases of Ebola in Senegal.

For further details about this outbreak of Ebola, see the NaTHNaC Outbreak Surveillance database and follow the WHO on twitter.

The Gambian authorities closed the border with Senegal over the Easter weekend. It’s not known when the border will reopen.

Local elections will take place in Senegal on 29 June. You should avoid all outdoor rallies and demonstrations.

You should avoid road travel in the Casamance region to the west of Kolda, other than in daylight hours on the main road from Ziguinchor to Cap Skirring and the main road north of the Guinea-Bissau/Senegal border from Sao Domingos to Ziguinchor. See Local travel

Most visits to Senegal are trouble-free.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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