Everything You Need To Know About A Senegal Visa
from the UK traveling to Senegal do not need a visa to enter the country if
they are entering its borders for tourism or business purposes.
passport holders can stay in Senegal for up to a maximum period of 90 days.
UK falls in the list of 57 countries that are included in the visa-free regime.
Additionally, visas on arrival are available for the nationalities of 69
All other citizens must visit the nearest embassy and apply for a
your intended period of stay in Senegal exceeds 3 months, you need to register
with the local authorities and get a ‘Carte d’Etranger’.
What should you know before the availing of visa exemption to
can use an ordinary British passport to enter Senegal under the visa-exemption
policy. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 3 months from
the date of departing Senegal. However, it is advisable to always carry a
6-month valid passport at all times during international travel.
your passport should have a minimum of 2 blank pages for immigration
authorities to place the required stamps during entry into and exit from
of the most important requirements that sometimes travelers tend to ignore is
to check if their flight itinerary has overseas connecting flights. If the
answer is yes, you should know that some countries may have separate transit
visa requirements. Therefore, ensure that you go through the transit checklists
of countries that may form a part of your travel itinerary.
confirm with your airlines, before your travel dates, whether they allow
boarding without a visa. Sometimes, these rules change without prior
documents that you are advised to carry (apart from your passport) include:
- Evidence of return or onward travel.
At times, immigration officials may refuse you entry if you do not present your
- Proof of sufficient funds to sustain
your stay in Senegal. You can present this in the form of bank statements or
- Necessary documentation that allows
you entry into the next destination on your itinerary.
- Documents that specify the exact
purpose of your trip.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
government of Senegal accepts UK Emergency Travel Documents at points of entry,
exit, and transit through the nation. You can apply for an ETD when you lose
your passport, it gets stolen, damaged, or expired. However, if you still have
more than 3 weeks left for your departure, you can apply for a new passport at
the British Embassy in Dakar.
Yellow fever certificate requirements
poses a threat of yellow fever throughout the country. Hence, it is advisable
that you get the required yellow fever vaccination before entering its borders.
Senegal also has a risk of Zika virus transmission. Health facilities are
limited in the nation. So, ensure that you carry adequate medical insurance
while visiting the country. You should also exercise precautions so that you
are not exposed to HIV when staying in Senegal.
is predominantly an Islamic country. Therefore, it is advisable that you dress
modestly while traveling on its streets. Additionally, public display of
affection and LGBT activities are a strict no-no within the nation’s borders.