Exercise normal precautions in Senegal. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Exercise Increased Caution In:
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Senegal:
Casamance Region: Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution
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.
Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Risk Indicators and Travel Advisory Level.