Dakar 2021 – sanitary protocol

Dakar 2021 – Sanitary Protocol

This is a brief summary of the ‘Dakar 2021 – sanitary protocol’ is intended to give fans and interested persons an overview of the measures. This summary must not be used as a basis for participation in events and does not claim to be exhaustive.

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Key principles

  1. Extensive PCR test policy
  2. Building a covid-free bubble
  3. Implementing and respecting sanitary rules


Before the Dakar

Mandatory for all competitors

  • Limited social interactions
  • Negative PCR test two days before traveling to Jeddah
  • Getting a seasonal flu vaccine

Strongly recommended

  • PCR test one week before travelling
  • Anticipating replacement staff
  • Being cautious during events with family and friends


Arrival in Jeddah

  • 48h self-isolation followed by a PCR test
  • Respect of sanitary rules
  • Limited access
  • Strict limitation of all movements
  • Strict limitation of social interactions


During the Dakar

  • Building a sanitary bubble
    • PCR-Test
    • no guests
    • no hotels / restaurants outside of the bivouac
    • limited interaction during bivouav-to-bivouac
  • Controlling the sanitary bubble
    • mobile testing lab
    • evacuation due to a positive PCR test (individual or clusters)
    • no contact with public
    • Anti COVID manager and patrols
  • Living the sanitary bubble
    • Shared spaces will be adapted and sanitized regularly
    • Team bivouac spots and venues must be adapted and sanitized regularly
    • Avoiding meetings
    • Split of different Dakar groups

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