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Senegal Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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 you cannot provide evidence of your return/onward travel or proof of accommodation.


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. The ECOWAS 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.


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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7938 4048.
Address: , 39 Marloes Road, London, W8 6LA,
Opening times:

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 2340 540.
Address: NW, 2215 M Street, Washington D.C., 20037,
Opening times:

British Embassy in Senegal

Telephone: +221 33 823 7392.
Address: , BP, Dakar, 6025,
Opening times:

Mon-Thur 0800-1630, Fri 0800-1230.

U.S. Embassy in Senegal

Telephone: +221 33 8794 000.
Address: , Route des Almadies, Dakar, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thur 0800-1730, Fri 0800-1300.

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