Senegal visa requirements for Cameroonians

Travel and visa requirements

Senegalese Visa is not required for Cameroonians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Cameroon visiting Senegal are granted visa on arrival for a duration of stay up to 30 days.
  • Citizens are required to provide a passport valid for the duration of stay upon arrival.
  • Passports of citizens must have at least a page left for visa stamps.
  • All visitors must have onward towards another country or return tickets to their home country.
  • Visitors are expected to provide a certificate of Yellow Fever vaccination upon arrival.
  • Pet animals are allowed to enter provided that they are accompanied with a veterinary health certificate which is issued less than 48 hours before departure and a certificate of vaccination against rabies. 
  • All visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon departing from the airport.
  • There are no restrictions on monies taken in and out of the country.
  • Visitors should hold proof of sufficient funds (especially in form of a recent bank statement) relative to their intended length of stay.
  • Visitors are advised to confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa before traveling to Senegal.
  • In Senegal, the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E and K. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The estimated flight time from Yaounde, Cameroon to Dakar, Senegal is 4 hours, 43 minutes.
  • Senegal is on the Greenwich Mean Time zone (GMT) therefore, Cameroon is 1 hour ahead of Senegal.
  • French is the official language, although many native languages are spoken and recognized.
  • Senegal has a tropical climate with pleasant heat throughout the year accompanied by well-defined dry and humid seasons that result from northeast winter winds and southwest summer winds. 
  • The dry season between December to April is dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind. while Senegal's annual rainfall occurs between June and October
  • French is the official language while Wolof is considered as its lingua Franca because it is widely spoken by a majority of its population.
  • Senegal is a secular state but Islam is the predominant religion in the country with a Christian community that is made up of 4.1% of the population while a few people take up animist beliefs particularly in the southeastern region of the country.
  • Because Senegal borders the Atlantic Ocean, fish is very important. Chicken, lamb, peas, eggs and beef are also used in Senegalese cooking, but not pork, due to the nation's largely Muslim population.
  • Hospitality, in theory, is given such importance in Senegalese culture that it is widely considered to be part of the national identity.
  • Wrestling is Senegal's most popular sport and has become a national obsession.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Senegal?

From relatively low levels of crime and disease to a population renowned for being generous hosts, Senegal tends to be a safe, hassle-free travel destination. Since it is also a stable democracy with a friendly and welcoming population, travelling to and through Senegal is safer than most other countries in the region.

What is Senegal most famous for?

Bustling, colourful Senegal is one of West Africa's most popular destinations, and also one of the region's safest. The capital, Dakar, is a vibrant city famous for its lively markets and rich musical culture.

What language is spoken in Senegal?

In terms of usage, Wolof is the lingua franca and the most widely spoken language in Senegal as a first or second language (80%). Mande languages spoken include Soninke and Mandinka. Jola (Diola) is a main language in the Casamance region and the Guinea Creole dialect, based on Portuguese is also spoken in that region.

What is the climate like in Senegal?

The rainy season in Senegal is from May to November which has strong southeast winds while the dry season between December to April is dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind. 

What is the main religion in Senegal?

Religion and beliefs occupy an important place in the daily life of the nation of Senegal. A large majority (94%) of the Senegalese population is Muslim, mainly Sunni of Maliki school of jurisprudence with Sufi influences. Christians (principally Catholics) represent 4%.

Please I wish to travel to Senegal with out any form of complication from Cameroon. Thus, were can I obtain my visa or how can I go about it??
Mirabel Andin

11 months ago

Please I wish to travel to Senegal without any form of complications from Cameroon. Thus, were can I obtain my Visa or how can I go about it?

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