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Senegal Travel Alert

The Travel Alert issued for Senegal on March 2, 2012, is cancelled, effective March 30, 2012.

The U.S. Department of State issued the March 2, Travel Alert for Senegal to alert U.S. citizens to the upcoming elections and the potential for unrest and civil disturbance in Senegal prior to and directly following the second round of voting in the Presidential elections. On March 27, Senegal elected its fourth democratically elected president during the second round Presidential election process with no incidents of violence. The Department is, therefore, cancelling the Travel Alert which was issued for the Presidential election in Senegal.    

U.S. citizens living or traveling in Senegal (and elsewhere overseas) are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the closest U.S. Embassy. By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency.

Updated information on travel and security in Senegal may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, from other countries, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. For further information, please consult the Country Specific Information for Senegal, as well as the Worldwide Caution.

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar is located on at Avenue Jean XXIII, Dakar; the mailing address is B.P. 49, Dakar, Senegal. If you have questions or concerns about safety or related issues, you are encouraged to contact the consular section at the Embassy by sending an email message to The Embassy telephone number is (221) 33-829-2100. For After Hours Emergency, please dial (221) 33-829-2209 and ask to speak to the duty officer.