Senegal visa requirements for Gambians

Travel and visa requirements

Senegalese Visa is not required for Gambians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of The Gambia visiting Senegal are not required to apply for a visa for a duration of stay up to 90 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 they are accompanied by 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 your intended length of stay.
  • Visitors are advised to confirm with your 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 Banjul, The Gambia to Dakar, Senegal is 42 minutes.
  • Senegal is on the Greenwich Mean Time zone (GMT) therefore, there is no time difference between The Gambia and 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 visit Senegal?

Senegal is known for being a safe country as the locals are friendly, and robberies and violent crime against tourists are pretty uncommon.

What is the legal drinking age for Senegal?

Senegal does not have a legal drinking/purchasing age of alcoholic beverages. However, because it is a predominantly Muslim nation that respects Islamic law, people are expected not to drink.

Can I drink tap water in Senegal?

You cannot drink the tap water in Senegal. You should either boil it or buy bottled water.