Visa policy of Senegal

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Visitors to Senegal require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.[1] Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 3 months from the date of arrival.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Senegal

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 59 countries can visit Senegal without a visa for up to 90 days:[2]

1 - This does not apply any other passports or travel documents issued including Mainland Travel Permits by Hong Kong or Macao unless having any of mainland China or a British Nationals (overseas) passport.

Holders of passport for Public Affairs of China can visit Senegal without a visa for 30 days.
Holders of a Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations traveling on duty and holders of a Laissez-Passer issued by the Economic Community of West African States do not require a visa.

Holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Turkey and holders of diplomatic and official/service passports issued to nationals of Algeria, China, Gabon, Libya, Russia,[4][5] Tanzania and Uganda do not require a visa.

In October 2019 Senegalese Minister of the Interior announced that Senegal would reintroduce visa requirements for all visitors except ECOWAS citizens by the end of 2019.[6]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of all other countries except  Hong Kong, British Nationals (overseas),  Kosovo,  Macao and  Yemen may obtain a visa on arrival for a stay of up to a month. They must have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date, and a return/onward ticket, and a proof of accommodation.[7]

Passengers except Hong Kong and Macao holding an official invitation letter issued by a Senegalese Authority to participants of international events or a proof of accommodation can obtain visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org/IIA/treaty/3084
  4. ^ Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and Government of the Republic of Senegal on visa-free trips for holders of diplomatic or service passports (in Russian)
  5. ^ Diplomatic note on 28 September 2015 between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Senegal about introduction of amendments to the agreement (in Russian)
  6. ^ Sénégal: le ministre de l’Intérieur annonce le retour du visa pour les étrangers
  7. ^ [2]