Senegal visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Senegalese Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The government of Senegal permits Nigerians to visit the country for 90 days without a visa.
  • Tourists who wish to stay beyond the 90-day validity should apply for an extension at the immigration department in Senegal.
  • 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.
  • Travellers under the age of 18 must show a copy of their birth certificate and travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Travellers 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.
  • Tourists are also required to provide proof of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • Nigerians visiting Senegal with pets must have a health certificate and proof 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, Nigerian tourist 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 Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • Arik Air, British Airways, Tap Air Portugal and Brussels Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from Nigeria to Senegal.
  • The estimated flight time from Lagos to Dakar, Senegal is 3 hours, 35 minutes and from Abuja, it is 7 hours, 5 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), which puts Nigeria one hour ahead in time.
  • 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

Is Senegal safe for tourists?
Senegal is a considerably safe place to visit, but all guards are not to be let down because of the possibility of petty crimes that occur once in a while in the country.

What is the climate in Senegal?
Senegal’s climate is tropical, a blend of hot and humid, rainy seasons from May to November and dry seasons from December to April.

When is the best time to visit Senegal?
The best time to visit Senegal is between November to May, this is when the desert winds are cooler at night.

What is the cuisine in Senegal like?
Senegal has a diverse, multi-cultural cuisine that consists of grains, vegetables, peas, sauce, etc. Bassi-salté, sombi, maafe and chere are some delicacies tourists can try while in Senegal.

What should i wear when travelling to Senegal?
Loose-fitting, comfortable yet functional clothing made from natural fabrics preferably, will be suitable when visiting Senegal.