Senegal Practical Information

Passport

Any traveller wishing to visit Senegal for a stay of less than 3 months must be provided with their passport valid for more than 6 months.

A visa may be required depending on your country of origin.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the senegalese representation closest to your place of residence.

Health

No compulsory vaccination.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are required.

Jet lag
Senegal Standard Time is 0 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 0).

Currency
Senegal uses the CFA franc (CFA).
1 Euro (€) = 655.96 CFA
1 Dollar (USD) = 556.32 CFA

Electricity
230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More info here.

Languages
The official language of Senegal is French.
National languages are also present in the country: Several of the Senegalese languages have the status of “national languages”: Balanta-Ganja, Hassaniya Arabic, Jola-Fonyi, Mandinka, Mandjak, Mankanya, Noon (Serer-Noon), Pulaar, Serer, Soninke, and Wolof.

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