On 17 October, the World Health Organisation declared Senegal free of Ebola virus disease.

An outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. If you travel to this region you should follow the health advice issued by the National Travel Health Network and Centre. For further details about this outbreak of Ebola, see the World Health Organisation website, and this map showing the affected areas.

Anybody concerned that they might have been exposed to, or showing symptoms of Ebola should seek immediate medical advice. If you’re in the UK call NHS on 111.

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.