Visitors to Senegal require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.[1] Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.

Visa policy map

Visa policy of Senegal
  Senegal
  Visa-free
  Visa on arrival (according Timatic)
  Visa required

Visa exemption

Citizens of the following 61 countries can visit Senegal without a visa for up to 90 days: [2] [3]

Holders of passport for Public Affairs of China can visit Senegal without a visa for 30 days.
Holders of a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations traveling on duty and holders of a Laissez-Passer issued by the Economic Community of West African States do not require a visa for up to 90 days.

Holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Turkey and holders of diplomatic and official/service passports issued to nationals of Algeria, China, Gabon, Libya, Russia, [5] [6] Serbia, Singapore, Tanzania and Uganda do not require a visa for up to 90 days.

In October 2019 Senegalese Minister of the Interior announced that Senegal would reintroduce visa requirements for all visitors except ECOWAS citizens by the end of 2019. [7]

Visa on arrival

According to Timatic (not listed on the Senegalese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website), Senegal is known to operate a visa-on-arrival system.

Nationals of the following countries are eligible for a visa upon arrival for a stay of up to 1 month and must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival, round-trip air tickets and proof of accommodation.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Visa and passport". Timatic. International Air Transport Association through Emirates. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "DEMANDE DE VISA". Retrieved 2023-03-01.
  3. ^ "SENEGAL ENTRY VISA RULES".
  4. ^ "Treaty Establishing the Economic Community of West African States - Protocol A/P1/5/79 on Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Establishment". Archived from the original on 14 June 2018 – via United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  5. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Senegal on visa-free trips for holders of diplomatic or service passports (in Russian)
  6. ^ Diplomatic note on 28 September 2015 between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Senegal about introduction of amendments to the agreement (in Russian)
  7. ^ Sénégal: le ministre de l’Intérieur annonce le retour du visa pour les étrangers