Senegal Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter Senegal, a passport valid for at least six months from entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. You may be refused entry if no evidence of return or onward travel or proof of accommodation can be produced.

Visas

All EU citizens and British can visit Senegal without a visa.

Citizens of ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States) enjoy free movement within all member states. These countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

In addition, nationals from the following countries can visit Senegal without a visa: Brazil, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Singapore, South Korea, Tunisia and the USA.

Nationals from countries not mentioned above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Senegal.

Visa note

Visitors (aged nine months or over) also need to show a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if travelling from an endemic area.

Validity

Visitors from visa-exempt countries can stay in Senegal for up to 90 days.

Application to

Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Senegal for information.

Temporary residence

A temporary residence permit has to be issued by the Police des Etrangers within 2 to 3 months.

Sufficient funds

You must hold proof of sufficient funds for your stay.

Extension of stay

If you are staying in Senegal for more than three months, you must obtain a 'Carte d'Etranger'.

Entry with children

Children travelling alone must carry a notarised letter of consent from their parents/guardians.

Entry with pets

Pets need to be microchipped and must be vaccinated for rabies between 21 days and 6 months prior to entering Senegal. Additionally, a rabies titer test and a Veterinary Heath Certificate must be completed by a licenced veterinarian.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in the UK
Telephone: +44 20 7938 4048.
Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 2340 540. Website: http://www.ambasenegal-us.org
British Embassy in Senegal
Telephone: +221 33 823 7392. Website: www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-dakar Opening times: Mon-Thur 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1230.
U.S. Embassy in Senegal
Telephone: +221 33 8794 000. Website: https://sn.usembassy.gov/embassy/dakar/ Opening times: Mon-Thur 0800-1730, Fri 0800-1300.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.