Due to the rural exodus, there is a lot of utilization of the public transport and four out of five vehicles are intended for this purpose. In every city you can find a bus station that functions 24h/24. The bus station of Dakar is called "Pompiers" (firefighter). It is the biggest in the country. It offers a number of international national and international destinations. The choice of vehicles is also the best: 7-seater taxis, minibus, buses with 35, 45 or 55 seats. Travelers can find all the vehicles that they want. As the bus station is situated at the outskirts of the city center, it helps to avoid the mammoth traffic jams of the city center.
The train is a mode of transport that is in disuse in Senegal. Two railway lines dating since the colonial period were constructed: Dakar-St Louis and Dakar - Bamako (Mali). Today, only the following lines are used: Dakar-Bamako and the PTB (The Small Blue Train, the suburban line). Since the end of the 90s, the Dakar-Saint-Louis line has been stopped.
|Dakar - Leopold Senghor (DKR)||9 km / 6 miles||XOF 3000-3500 - USD 5-6||XOF 250||-||Available|
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You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
|Top Highlights in the Main Cities|
|The island of Goree|
|The House of Slaves|
|The Museum of African Art|
|Sandanga: the flea market|
|Top Highlights of the Country|
|Dakar: the capital|
|The island of Goree|
|The Pink Lake|
Since 2005, cholera is rampant throughout the country. Travelers should thus scrupulously follow the basic rules of hygiene. Another virus that is equally dangerous is the Appolo virus that is particularly rife during the month of September. This virus causes a type of conjunctivitis and it is found in all the countries of the region. Travelers should avoid touching their eyes with dirty hands and should wash their hands as often as possible.
|SOS Doctor||889 15 15|
|EMS||824 24 18|
|Police||17 or 23 23 33 ; in Dakar, (221) 823 71 49/823 25 29|
ATMs are easy available in the tourist areas.
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