Tourism

Senegal visa requirements for Central Africans

Senegalese Visa is not required for Central Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • For a duration of 90 days, travellers from the Central African Republic can travel to Senegal without a visa.
  • All 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.
  • On entry and exit, tourists with amounts above XOF 20,000 will be required to declare it.
  • Minors from the Central African Republic must show a copy of their birth certificate and travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Tourists visiting Senegal with pets must have a health certificate and evidence of rabies vaccination no more than 30 days prior to arrival. Also, pets must enter Senegal via Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport. 
  • Visitors are also required to provide evidence of enough funds to spend during their stay in the country.
  • Citizens of the Central African Republic travelling 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.
  • Travellers to Senegal with any firearms will require an authorization from the Minister of Inland.
  • Visitors are required to provide proof of yellow fever vaccination on arrival into Senegal.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Senegal from international airports in Morocco. There are international airports in Bangui and Bocaranga.
  • Royal Air Maroc, Tap Air Portugal and Kenya Airways are some of the airlines that fly from the Central African Republic to Senegal.
  • The estimated flight duration from the Central African Republic to Dakar, Senegal is 9 hours, 30 minutes.
  • About 94% of the Senegalese population are Muslims, mainly Sunni Muslims. Christians and other indigenous faith are the minority religion in the country.
  • 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.
  • 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). The Central African Republic is an hour ahead of Senegal.
  • 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.