Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice.
Likely places for demonstrations, including government buildings and other public areas, should be avoided.
Avoid unnecessary travel to the border with Guinea due to conflict and military activity in this region, where there is a high number of displaced persons and refugees.
Armed bandits are known to operate in the area and travellers have been attacked.
The possibility of armed clashes between separatist groups and the Senegalese Army persists.
Commercial and internet fraud: Commercial and internet fraud is prevalent and often originates in West African countries.
Victims have been defrauded and those who travel to the originating country have had their lives endangered. Criminals have been known to seek details of 'safe' bank accounts overseas in which to transfer large sums of money (as a donation or for a percentage of the amount involved).
Landmines have been used in the region and the ongoing conflict has resulted in displaced people and the loss of lives. Exercise a high degree of caution in Cap Skirring and Ziguinchor.
If you travel to Cap Skirring or Ziguinchor do so directly by air, sea or only on the main road between the two locations.
Bogus internet friendship, dating and marriage schemes are operating from some African countries.
These scams typically result from connections made through internet dating schemes or chat rooms.
Senegal is listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as endemic for yellow fever.