Customs regulations for your trip to Senegal

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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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