Exercise normal precautions in Senegal. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Exercise increased caution in:
- The Casamance region due to crime and landmines.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Senegal:
- Do not stray from main roads and well-traveled areas in the Casamance region.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Senegal.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Armed individuals have set up roadblocks and attacked travelers on roads south of The Gambia in the Casamance region of Senegal.
Land mines from prior conflicts remain in the Casamance Region.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in this area. U.S. government employees are prohibited from travelling on National Route 4 south of Ziguinchor, on Route 20 between Ziguinchor and Cap Skirring, and on unpaved roads without armed escorts. U.S. government employees are also prohibited from travelling after dark.
Originally Published: May 18, 2018