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Messages for U.S. Citizens

This page contains informational and emergency messages sent via e-mail from the U.S. Citizen Services Unit to U.S. citizens registered with the U.S. Embassy in Dakar.  If you are an U.S. citizen and wish to receive Safety and Security information, you can enroll in our Smart Traveler Enrollement Program (STEP) with the U.S. Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy will begin posting information about upcoming demonstration here. For all other messages see below.

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protests regarding Charlie Hebdo Magazine - January 23, 2015(PDF 157KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution - January 12, 2015(PDF 107KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Travel Disruptions in and to The Gambia - December 30, 2014(PDF 192KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert - December 22, 2014(PDF 13KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution - December 09, 2014 (PDF 112KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes in Regional Travel Guidance for Senegal due to Ebola Virus Disease - November 24, 2014
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Upcoming Demonstrations and Travel Disruptions in Daka - November 13, 2014 (PDF 210.4 KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: New Screening Procedures at U.S. airports and Senegal Declared Ebola-Free - October 27, 2014 (PDF 202KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens:Absentee Voting Week is September 29 -October 6 - September 29, 2014 (PDF 337KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Confirmed Case of Ebola Virus Disease in Senegal - August 29, 2014
  • Travel Alert: Potential Implications for Travel Because Of Ebola In Part Of West Africa - August 28, 2014 (PDF 83.3KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Border Closures due to Ebola Virus Disease - August 22, 2014
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease Guidance to Travelers - August 8, 2014
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) August 1, 2014 (PDF 162.14 KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message (PDF 165KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens:  4th of July Celebration
    July 1, 2014
    (PDF 81.6KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Elections in Senegal - June 12, 2014 (PDF 160 KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Guidance for Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report(fbar) Filers - May 28, 2014(PDF 13.5KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: SMS/text Messaging System - May 22, 2014(PDF 87.4KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Senegalese Security Operations in the Kedougou Region - May 13, 2014
  • Message for U.S. Citizens:  Power Outage at the U.S. Embassy - May 6, 2014
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2014 - May 2, 2014
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of President Wade and Closure of Gambia-Senegal Border - April 23, 2014 (PDF 156KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution - April 15, 2014 (PDF 110KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Presidential Elections in Guinea Bissau - April 9, 2014 (PDF 160KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea - April 4, 2014  
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Guinea - March 28, 2014 (PDF 35KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens : Water Outage March 27 to March 29 (PDF 203KB
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Reports of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Guinea - March 25, 2014 (PDF 40 KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Violent Crimes in Tambacounda - March 7, 2014 (PDF 31KB) 
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Crime on the Corniche - January 17, 2014 (PDF 204KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Holiday Security Habits - December 11, 2013 (PDF 203KB
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Student Protest - November 19, 2013 (PDF 194KB)
  • Routine Message for U.S. Citizens - October 28, 2013 (PDF 171KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Holiday Security Habits - October 11, 2013 (PDF 204KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Water Shortages - September 27, 2013 (PDF 196KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Worldwide Caution - September 26, 2013 (PDF 160KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens - September 10, 2013 (PDF 53KB)
  • Visa Changes for Entry Into Senegal - September 4, 2013 (PDF 54KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Possible Demonstrations in Pikine, Guediawaye and Parcelles Assaianes- August 16, 2013 (PDF 42.61 KB)
  • Worldwide Travel Alert - August 2, 2013 (PDF 43KB) 
  • New Visa Requirements For Entry Into Senegal - June 26,2013(PDF 6.04KB)
  • Routine Message for U.S. Citizens - June 18,2013 (PDF 88.9KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens : Additional Counternarcotics Indictment Unsealed by U.S. Department of Justice - April 18, 2013(PDF 192KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Awareness
    April 4, 2013 (PDF 172.71 KB)
  • Security Message for U.S Citizens regarding Guinea Bissau - April 3, 2013 (PDF 60KB)

  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens : Possible Bomb Threat - February 22, 2013 (PDF 65KB)

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens - Worldwide Caution - February 20, 2013 (PDF 66KB)

  • U.S. Embassy Move, Consular Section Closures - February 15, 2013 (PDF 9KB)

  • How to get to the new American Embassy in Dakar - (PDF 58KB)

  • Map to get to the new American Embassy in Dakar - (PDF 172KB)

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens - Events in Mali and Effects on Neighboring Countries - January 17, 2013 (PDF 117KB)

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots - October 25, 2012 (PDF 39KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations in Dakar October 24 and through the weekend - October 24, 2012 (PDF 9KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations in Dakar October 22 and beyond - October 22, 2012 (PDF 13KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations in Dakar October 19 - October 19, 2012 (PDF 47KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens - Completing and Returning Absentee Ballots - 2 October 2012 (PDF 109KB)
  • Possible Demonstrations at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar Sept. 14 (PDF 50KB)
    Wrestling Match Advisory
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens - Wrestling Match Advisory - April 20, 2012 (PDF 80KB)
  • Travel Alert -- Guinea Bissau - April 14, 2012 (PDF 143KB)
  • Reported Fighting and Civil Unrest in Guinea-Bissau - April 12, 2012 (PDF 84KB)
  • Cancellation of Travel Alert – Senegal - April 2, 2012 (PDF 136KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Election Weekend Security-Second Round - March 21, 2012 (PDF 47KB)
  • Preparing for Guinea-Bissau' s Presidential Elections (PFD 106KB)
  • Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens - March 02, 2012 (PDF 86KB)
  • Election Weekend Security - February 24, 2012 (PDF 43KB)
  • Demonstrations Expected in Dakar Feb. 21 – 24, Could Also Occur in Other Cities in Senegal - February 21, 2012 (PDF 255KB) 
  • Opposition Demonstrations Called for Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th (PDF 92KB)
  • Possible Opposition March in Dakar Wednesday, February 15th - February 15, 2012 (PDF 50KB)
  • Possible Student Demonstrations for Tuesday, February 7th - February 6, 2012 (PDF 87KB)
  • Political Opposition Calls for Demonstrations for Tuesday, January 31st - January 30, 2012 (PDF 207KB)
  • Possible Demonstrations following the Constitutional Council’s ruling - January 26, 2012 (PDF 112KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution - January 25, 2012 (PDF 25KB)
  • Emergency Message:Possible unrest in Guinea-Bissau following Death of President Sanha - Junuary 9, 2012 (PDF 138 KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Military Fighting in Guinea-Bissau - December 26, 2011 (PDF 56 KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Registration for the Foreign Service Officer Test December 23, 2011 (PDF 51KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:Planned Demonstrations for Friday, December 23, 2011 (PDF 84KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: TRAVEL ALERT - SENEGAL December 13, 2011 (PDF 53KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: 2012 ELECTION CYCLE - BEGINS NOW December 12, 2011 (PDF 124KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens -- Possible Unrest in Guinea- Bissau Following Conflicting Reports of President Sanha’s Health - December 5, 2011 (PDF 108KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens--Security Precautions during the Holidays - October 31, 2011 (PDF 40KB)
  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens - October 20, 2011 (PDF 86KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Demonstrations - October 20, 2011 (PDF 109KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert – Iran Plot - October 12, 2011 (PDF 29KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Information for the 2011 General Statewide Elections - October 12, 2011 (PDF 91KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens - Worldwide Alert - October 3, 2011 (PDF 11KB)
  • Safety/Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Political Rallies on September 23, 2011 - September 22, 2011 (PDF 201KB)
  • Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert - September 6, 2011 (PDF 48KB)
  • Message for U.S. Citizens: New ACS Appointment System Effective September 6 , 2011 (PDF 143KB)

    ACS Hours

    • Note: All routine consular services at the U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal will be provided by APPOINTMENT ONLY to all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Senegal or Guinea-Bissau. There are no walk-in hours for routine consular services. Emergency cases (such as medical emergencies, deaths or arrests involving U.S. citizens) will still be handled on a walk-in basis during normal Embassy hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or after hours by calling the Embassy duty officer.

       

    Contact the Consular Section

    • Contact icon The Consular Section is located in the U.S. Embassy on the Route des Almadies.

      Email: DakarACS@state.gov
      Tel: (221) 33-879-4000

      After Hours Emergency

      Tel: (221) 33-879-4444