Recent reports of civil unrest:
A quote from the Department of Tourism, Senegal:
“Senegal experienced a totally unprecedented situation a few weeks ago (May 2023) linked to political events. The international press relayed it because Senegal is a country whose reputation for stability and peace is so strong that the situation has taken the world by surprise.
But these movements lasted only 3 days in isolated corners of Dakar, Ziguinchor and some other cities of the country. This is a context that prevails in all countries of the world (especially in Western countries) in the face of an increasingly demanding youth.”
We cannot predict what the situation will be in November, but we trust the tradition of peace and hospitality that characterizes the country. For information, Senegal is expecting more than 2,000 participants for the Invest in Senegal Forum in July.
We are all very proud to host such an event in Senegal, given the enhancement of the medical plateau and especially the efforts of the State in the fight against cancer through the programs of LISCA (Anti-Cancer League) and the opening of a modern Anti-Cancer centre.
Crime and Safety:
Senegal has a reputation as a very friendly country. The concept of “teranga,” which translates to hospitality, is very important in the local culture. Senegal is mostly safe to visit, although you may have to take some precautions while you are there and do research before moving around the country.
Like any world city, Dakar suffers from low level street crime such as pick pocketing and bag snatching; You should be vigilant and take sensible precautions: e.g. avoid walking alone in the evening and after dark, be alert if using a mobile phone in public and hold it on the side facing away from the road and avoid carrying valuables and bags in public.