Foreign travel advice
There is a high threat from terrorism; you should be vigilant after recent attacks in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism
Avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings of people.
There have been periodic clashes between the Senegalese army and suspected elements of the armed separatist group MFDC (Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance) over the last few years resulting in injuries and deaths. See Local travel
You should be vigilant when travelling in the Casamance region to the west of Kolda, and where possible you should avoid travelling at night, and stick to 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
Pickpocketing and street crime are common in parts of Dakar, particularly around Place de l’Independence, the central area of the Plateau, the Western Corniche, and at the airport. See Safety and Security
Most visits to Senegal are trouble-free.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.