Guidance

Living in Senegal

Advice for British people living in Senegal, including information on health, education, benefits, residence requirements and more.

This guide sets out essential information for British national residing in Senegal, including advice on health, education, residence requirements and more. We are unable to provide any guidance on general lifestyle enquiries apart from the information and links listed below. This information supplements the travel advice for Senegal.

Health

Health care is available in hospitals, clinics and health centres. Please access this website for more information

Education

Dakar has a large variety of good public and private schools, as well as universities. Please access this website for more information

Entry and residence requirements

British citizens are now required to hold a valid visa before entering Senegal. Please access this website for more information

Driving licences and vehicles

All drivers in Senegal are required to have the necessary documents in the vehicle. Please access this website for more information

Sponsoring family members

Foreigners are allowed to enter and live in Senegal with their family members and dependants. Please access this website for more information

Property and property disputes

Foreigners owning property in Senegal are not discriminated against, and foreign ownership of business is largely permitted in most sectors. Please access this website for more information

Social ethics and traditions

A brief view of Senegalese social life

Published 9 December 2013
Last updated 11 January 2016 + show all updates
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