COVID-19 travel restrictions: Senegal

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This article was published on July 22, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Senegal?

You can enter Senegal provided you abide by certain COVID-19 restrictions depending on your vaccination status.

Please be aware that airlines request passengers to fill in a Locator Form at check-in when going to Senegal.

Back view of a woman dressed in colorful orange clothing on the streets of Saint Louis, Senegal during midday — Shutterstock Saint Louis, Senegal — Shutterstock

Can I enter Senegal if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Senegal if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if at least 14 days and no more than 6 months after completing your vaccination course.

At present, all the vaccines approved by WHO are accepted in Senegal:

  • Pfizer, BioNTech
  • AstraZeneca 
  • Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) 
  • Moderna
  • Sinopharm BIBP
  • Sinovac, CoronaVac
  • Covaxin
  • Covovax
  • Novavax, Nuvaxovid 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A document confirming your vaccination status

Can I enter Senegal if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Senegal if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival

This rule applies to all individuals over two years old. 

Can I leave Senegal?

There are no tight restrictions for leaving Senegal. 

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

Please ensure that you’ve checked the requirements of your destination country concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative covid test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Senegal currently

As of May 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Senegal is relatively safe. 

Street on Gorée island, Senegal — Shutterstock Gorée island, Senegal — Shutterstock

FAQs 

Is it safe to travel to Senegal right now?

Yes, it is safe to travel to Senegal. However, basic COVID-19 regulations are still required to follow, namely:

  • Wear masks
  • Use hand sanitizers
  • Maintain social distancing in public places

Is Dakar open for travel now?

The capital of Senegal is open for tourists now. Please note that there are the same countywide COVID-19 restrictions in place.  

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Senegal?

As of May 2022, travelers do not need to get quarantined upon arrival in Senegal. 

How do I get a health pass to travel to Senegal?

Currently, there is no common health pass for foreign visitors in Senegal. Please, make sure to possess printed copies of your documents.

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