Senegal visa requirements for Filipinos
Travel and visa requirements
Senegalese Visa is not required for Filipinos
Stay Duration: 30 days
- Visa on arrival is the visa granted to Philippine nationals when planning to visit Senegal.
- 30 days of stay are allowed on the Senegalese visa on arrival issued to the Filipinos.
- An international passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your entry into Senegal, and the reservation of a minimum of empty pages on your passport for necessary stampings.
- A return ticket or ticket for travelling to another country and a visa for that country if it is required.
- Provision of proof of hotel reservation or any other means of accommodation when in the country.
- A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from foreign nationals coming into Senegal.
- An arrival card issued to you by the airline you boarded or your cruise ship firm.
- You are to present all above-mentioned documents upon your arrival in Senegal.
- Provision of a police report showing that you are crime-free.
- Medical Insurance covering the duration of your time in the country is required.
- The presentation of documents confirming the purpose of your travel.
- Proof of sufficient funds to cater for your expenses throughout your stay in Senegal.
- Failure to meet all the above-listed document required could cost you a visa denial.
- Embarkation (airport) tax is not levied on travellers.
- The average expected time for airlines to travel to Dakar, Senegal from Manila, Philippines is 1 day, 1 hour.
- Some flights flying to Senegal from the Philippines are Philippine Airlines, Emirates, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Air France.
- The standard time zone of Senegal is (GMT+0), while that of the Philippines is also (GMT+8). This indicates Senegal is 8 hours behind the Philippines.
- The Senegal telephone code is (+221), serving as a medium for both national and international communication.
- Banks in Senegal are inoperative on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
- There is no restriction to the foreign currency you can bring in or take out of the country.
- An amount or any negotiable instruments such as promissory notes, bank drafts, cheques etc that exceeds CFA 1,000,000 or its equivalent is to be declared.
- All baggage will be cleared at your first entry in Senegalese airport.
- A veterinarian health certificate issued less than 48 hours before your embarkation and rabies vaccination certificates issued less than 6 months are required from those visiting Senegal with their pets.
- An authorization from the Senegalese Minister of Inland is required for the importation of arms and ammunition.
- Dakar is the capital city of Senegal while CFA Franc (XOF) is the official currency used in Senegal.
- French is the official language of Senegal spoken widely by its over 15 million people.
- Islam is the predominant religion of Senegal practised by its over 905 and Christianity is practised by about 6% of its population.
- Lake Retba, Goree's house of slaves and Fort d'Estrees, Djoudj national bird sanctuary, the museum of the Atlantic slave trade known as House of Slave.
- Filipinos visiting Senegal should budget a sum of $74 to expend for their daily purchase or activities intending to attend in Senegal.
- Some of the Senegalese local foods are ceebu yap made with meat with rice and vegetables, mafe made with meat in peanut sauce and thiou a la viande known as beef stew etc.
- The electrical outlets used in Senegal of type C, D, E and K., while the standard voltage supply is 230V functioning with a standard frequency of 50Hz.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do they speak English in Senegal?
While French is the official language of Senegal, some people also speak English in Senegal.
What type of weather does Senegal have?
A tropical climate is the type of weather that Senegal has. 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 amount can cater for my daily expenses in Senegal?
Filipinos visiting Senegal should budget a sum of $74 to expend for their daily purchase or activities intending to attend in Senegal.
What are the airlines travelling to Senegal?
Some flights flying to Senegal from the Philippines are Philippine Airlines, Emirates, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Air France.