Foreign travel advice

Western Sahara

Entry requirements


Travel is restricted and while organised groups are generally permitted, independent travellers should be aware that they could be turned back at the border.

British nationals visiting as tourists for up to three months do not need a visa. Make sure your passport is stamped when you enter the territory. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passports had no entry stamp.  

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Western Sahara.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry to, airside transit, and exit from, Western Sahara.