Senegal visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Senegalese Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Burkina Faso can visit Senegal for a period of 90 days without the need for a visa.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Senegal. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Burkina Faso tourists below the age of 18 must show a copy of their birth certificate and travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Visitors to Senegal must provide proof of confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Senegal. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Senegal.
  • Burkinabes are also required to provide evidence of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • Visitors from Burkina Faso visiting Senegal with pets must have a health certificate and evidence of rabies vaccination no more than 30 days prior to arrival. Also, pets must enter Senegal via Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport. 
  • On entry and exit, tourists with amounts above XOF 20,000 will be required to declare it.
  • Visitors are required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Senegal from international airports in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Air Burkina and Air Senegal are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Senegal.
  • The estimated flight duration from Burkina Faso to Dakar, Senegal is 2 hours, 45 minutes.
  • West African CFA franc is the official currency used in Senegal. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Senegal is a multilingual country, with about 36 languages being spoken in the country. The official language of Senegal is French. However, Wolof is the most widely spoken language in the country.
  • About 94% of the Senegalese population are Muslims, mainly Sunni Muslims. Christians and other indigenous faith are the minority religion in the country.
  • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Saloum Delta National Park, House of Slaves and IFAN Museum of African Arts are some of the tourist destinations Nigerians can visit while in Senegal.
  • Bassi-salté, sombi, maafe and chere are some delicacies tourists can try while in Senegal.
  • Tourists travelling to Senegal are advised to budget about $45 for daily expenses.
  • Senegal has a Tropical climate, with a hot and humid rainy season from May to November, and a dry season December to April dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind. 
  • Visitors can move around in Senegal with minibuses, taxis, boats, trains and buses.
  • The Time zone in Senegal is Greenwich Mean Time(GMT). There is no difference between the timezone of both countries.
  • The power and socket plug used in Senegal are of Type C, D, E and K. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to be cautious as they go about their tourist-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to travel to Senegal?

The best time of year to travel to Senegal is between November and May, during the dry season. Throughout this period, the temperature tends to remain around just 25 degrees Celsius.

Do you need malaria tablets for your travel to Senegal?

Tourists are advised to fill their malaria prescription before traveling and also take enough with them for the entire length of their trip. Follow your doctor's instructions for taking the pills -- some may need to be started before you leave.

Can you drink alcohol in Senegal?

Senegal doesn't have a legal drinking/purchasing age of alcoholic beverages. However, because it's a predominantly Muslim nation that respects Islamic law, people, in general, are expected not to drink.

Does Senegal have Zika?

Senegal has a history of previous Zika Virus transmission. There is currently no evidence of an ongoing Zika Virus outbreak. However, there is limited information available and there may be delays in detecting and reporting new cases. Take meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures during the daytime.