Citizens of the United States no longer require a visa to enter Senegal for stays of less than 90 days. A valid U.S. Passport is required.
As of July 1st 2013:
A visa is required to enter Senegal. A valid U.S. Passport is also required.
In order to obtain a Senegalese visa, you must first pre-enroll online at www.visasenegal.sn. Once your pre-enrollment is complete you will print the registration receipt and take it along with your passport and the necessary supporting documents (visa requirements) to obtain the actual visa upon arrival at Dakar Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport. Upon arrival, the traveler must go to the "Visa Airport" area of the airport where biometric information will be collected. The visa will then be printed and affixed to the passport by the customs official.
When you arrive in Senegal you will need: - The original Registration Receipt and Approval of pre-enrollment documents - Passport valid for at least six months along with a photocopy of the first five pages - Round-trip or onward ticket or proof of departure - Hotel confirmation or accommodation certificate (or a copy of proof of ownership if the traveler is the owner of the house to be visited in Senegal) - Business travelers must also carry a letter of invitation from the company/person to be visited. - A minor traveling alone must also have a notarized letter of parental consent.
According to the US Department of State's website, evidence of yellow-fever vaccination is required for entry into Senegal. A meningitis vaccination is highly recommended if the traveler is arriving from or has recently traveled to an endemic area. Travelers unable to provide proof of vaccinations may be required to pay for and receive vaccinations at the Dakar airport.
Further questions regarding the process should be addressed to the nearest Senegal Embassy or Consulate. For more information please contact the Embassy of Senegal at 202-234-0540 or http://www.ambasenegal-us.org/
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