Customs regulations

Import regulations:

Free import:

For passengers of 18 years or older:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco or tobacco products;
  • 1 bottle of spirits;

For all passengers:

  • 1 bottle of perfume for personal use;
  • personal effects.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Authorization of the Minister of Inland is required.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

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: .


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by:

  • a rabies vaccination certificate issued more than 1 month and less than 6 months before departure; and
  • a Veterinarian health certificate issued less than 48 hours before departure.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

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:

  • Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger and Togo: unlimited, without declaration;
  • other countries using the CFA franc: declaration required for amounts exceeding XOF
  • countries outside the French Monetary Area: max. XOF 20,000.- or equivalent in XAF; and foreign currencies (if holding currency declaration and presentation of a bank attestation for foreign currencies):
  • tourist journeys (yearly allowance) max. equivalent of XOF 200,000.-; XOF 100,000.-
  • for children up to 10 years;
  • business journeys max. equivalent of XOF 20,000.- per day (equivalent of max. XOF 300,000.- per journey).
  • Non-residents: local currency (CFA Franc-XOF) and XAF and foreign currencies: up to the amount imported and declared.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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  • Traveller information

Reconsider travel to Senegal due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

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:

  • The Casamance region due to crime and landmines.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Senegal:

Casamance Region–Exercise Increased Caution

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.

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