Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to Senegal.

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Senegal set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Senegal entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

British nationals are not subject to entry restrictions when entering Senegal. You should still check with your airline what documentation you will need to carry with you before travelling.

Health control measures for COVID19 at Senegal’s borders have been lifted. When you travel to Senegal, you:

  • do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • do not need to quarantine when you arrive

This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Senegal are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Senegal are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’re transiting through Senegal

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination. Check with your airline before departing.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to Senegal’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

If you are visiting Senegal, your passport should be valid for three months from the date you arrive.

Visas

You don’t need a visa to travel to Senegal. If you intend to stay in Senegal for longer than 3 months, you’ll need to register with the local authorities in order to obtain a ‘Carte d’étranger’. You should do this after your arrival in Senegal.

Carte d’étranger

You can get a “carte d’étranger” from the local authorities if you’ll be staying in Senegal for longer than 3 months. If your visa has expired because of the coronavirus crisis, you should report to the Police des Étrangers et des Titres de Voyage in order to renew your visa.

Evidence of return or onward travel

You may be refused entry if you don’t have evidence of return or onward travel.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry into, transit through and exit from Senegal.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.