Customs regulations and required documents
Personal effects import regulations
For passengers of 18 years or older:
For all passengers:
Authorization of the Minister of Inland is required.
The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES: www.cites.org .
Cats and dogs must be accompanied by:
Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Senegal.
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Senegal.
Currency Import regulations:
Residents: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and banknotes of countries of the French Monetary Area: unlimited.
Foreign currencies other than those above: unlimited if declared on arrival and exchanged within 8 days.
Non-residents: local currency and currencies of the French Monetary Area within Europe or Africa: unlimited.
Foreign currencies other than those above: unlimited. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of CFA 1,000.000.- must be declared on arrival.
Currency Export regulations:
Residents: for journeys to:
No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.
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Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Senegal due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Senegal.
Exercise Increased Caution In:
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Senegal:
Armed individuals have set up roadblocks and attacked travelers on roads south of The Gambia in the Casamance region of Senegal.
Land mines from prior conflicts remain in the Casamance Region.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in this area. U.S. government employees are prohibited from travelling on National Route 4 south of Ziguinchor, on Route 20 between Ziguinchor and Cap Skirring, and on unpaved roads without armed escorts. U.S. government employees are also prohibited from travelling after dark.