Welcome to World Connect’s Site Visit to Senegal! Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
The registration deadline is October 2, 2017. Please complete the following Guest Profile before this deadline (click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Meredith (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you have booked your flights. Here are our arrival and departure recommendations:
- Arrive in Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) no later than 4pm on November 12, 2017
- Leave from Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR) anytime on November 19, 2017
EXTENDING YOUR TRAVEL:
Elevate Destinations is happy to assist with your travel needs. Please let us know if you would like to arrange any pre or post travel plans.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail email@example.com, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Travelers should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay, and should have at least two blank (unstamped) visa page in their passport to enter the country. The last two amendment pages are unacceptable for immigration stamps. *Note that you will need to renew your passport if you are out of Visa pages, as the State Department no longer provides additional pages. If you need to renew your passport, please do so as soon as possible.
A visa for tourists is not required for citizens of the United States, for a stay of up to 90 days in Senegal.
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Senegal. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for Senegal.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and to take prescription medication before, during and after your trip to prevent Malaria. The government of Senegal also requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US – for complete list, see Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.) The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Meningitis and Rabies.
Note: Zika is a risk in Senegal. Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause birth defects, the CDC says women who are pregnant should not travel to Senegal. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip. For more information, see further information on the Zika Virus.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to our Travel Team: