Foreign travel advice

Senegal

Summary

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 recent sporadic clashes between the Senegalese army and suspected elements of the armed separatist group MFDC (Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance) resulting in injuries and deaths. See Local travel

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.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.