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SENEGAL CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE

For more information email OMA Logistics Senegal

1st July 2020

Country Status 
No lockdown.
No curfew.

Are port operations continuing for cargo ships?
The port is currently operational 24/7.
Vessels are inspected on arrival and if no Covid-19 cases detected, they can proceed to berth.

Is crew change possible?  
Subject to any last-minute changes, the opening of Dakar Blaise International airport (DSS) is planned for 15th July 2020. Crew changes may be possible after this date, subject to flight availability, local health protocols and other restrictions.  Please contact the office for the latest information.

Are road borders open for cargo?
Yes for cargo only with Mali, Guinea and Gambia. Border with Mauritania is closed.
Land and maritime borders will remain closed to the movement of people until 15th July

Any airlines offering cargo flights?
Yes, cargo flights are currently operating for all goods. For details please contact OMA Logistics Senegal.  
Source : https://www.seneweb.com/news/International/region-et-sous-region-africaine-le-seneg_n_320022.html
Source/  https://www.seneweb.com/news/Societe/covid-19-air-senegal-autorisee-a-rapatri_n_319978.html

FOR REFERENCE

Note Circulaire Coronovirus dated 28th February 2020
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