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SENEGAL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE

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Update 2nd April 2020

Sea ports:
The port is operational 24 hours, but shore passes are suspended.
Daily port meetings have been suspended (source: Dakar Port Authority) which is likely to impact response time for follow ups and updates to customers.   

Airports:
All passenger flights are suspended and air borders closed until April 17th 2020 with a very likely extension to come.  No crew changes or arrivals/departures are possible.

Land borders are closed.

General:  There is a declared state of emergency including the curfew between 20:00 – 06:00 until further notice.  This may impact the presence or not of the Agent on board if the vessels comes alongside in this period of time.

 

 

Update 24th March 2020

Senegal has declared a state of emergency in an attempt to contain the spread of the covid 19 and introduced a curfew from  20h00 to 6h00 each day.

Source: Senegal Government

The latest from intelAfriquegh.com – COVID-19 WA Report 2 24.03.2020 Senegal

Last updated 19th March 2020

Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 11.59 pm. 
All Passenger Flights suspended.  Minister Alioune Sarr took the additional measure to suspend the operation of all flights to and from airports in Senegal except domestic flights between Aidb and Ziguinchor, cargo flights, medical evacuations and special flights authorized.

According to the services of the said ministry, the measure will take effect this Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. until April 17, 2020.

Source: Senegalise Government


Last updated 17th March 2020

As part of the efforts aiming at fighting COVID-19, some new additional measures (in addition to earlier announcements) have been issued.

  • Vessels linking Dakar to the Goree Island indefinitely suspended

  • Only Goree island residents authorized to shuttle back and forth (presume upon presentation of documents proving residence).
  • Not yet implemented but the port is moving towards preventing seafarers from leaving the Port during vessel stay.  At the current time, some seafarers can leave port and travel into the city, upon presentation of “shore passes”.
  • The Senegalese Government has temporarily closed the Port to Passenger vessels.
  • Senegal has closed air borders to a number of countries including Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and Portugal and some other Northern African countries including Tunisia and Algeria.

Senegal has ordered all schools to close read the Reuters report here.  
Source: Senegalise Government / Dakar Port Authority


Last updated 4th March 2020

Note Circulaire Coronovirus

Note from the Port Authority to the Harbour Masters & Quarantine:
This to advise Shipowners, agencies and all harbour users that vessel arrival conditions have been modified in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

All vessels having Dakar as the next port of call shall henceforth – and 03 days prior to arrival – send the following:

  • List of the last 10 ports called at
  • Health Maritime Declaration
  • Crew List specifying sign-on date for each crew member

In addition, all vessels coming from a coronavirus affected area shall be subject to sanitary inspection at anchorage by local Quarantine prior to any free practice issuance.

Source: Port Autonome de Dakar

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