Travellers should be up-to-date with their routine vaccinations. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. You should also consider getting vaccinated for hepatitis A, malaria, typhoid and yellow fever. During the dry season, it can be a difficult experience for people with breathing problems, owing to the dust storms (harmattan).
Senegal is a safe country for travellers to visit. Travellers are encouraged to remain vigilant throughout their tour in the country.
Staying safe in Senegal:
• It is safer to use transportation provided by your hotel, as many taxi drivers tend to overcharge tourists.
• Take extra caution during the dry season - strong winds known as the Harmattan can negatively affect your visit. Protect your eyes, mouth and nose during a dust storm.
• Dress modestly in public, as Senegal is a predominantly Muslim country with a conservative society.
• Muslim Senegalese might be offended by public drunkenness and kissing.
• Always carry some form of identification with you.