Traveling to Senegal Basics

We wanted to include some important basics about traveling to Senegal as a U.S. Citizen.

F.A.Q.s (as of June 2016)

  • Passport: You need to have a valid passport at time of entry.
    • You must have 1 blank page for the entry stamp. It is always a good idea to have a valid passport for more than 6 months upon your expected departure date.
  • Do you need a visa? No.
    • If you are traveling with a U.S. passport and your stay in Senegal is not going to last longer than 90 days you are not required to have a visa.
      • **Note** this might differ if you are traveling to Senegal through a different country first. Be sure to check with your airline regarding a travel visa.
  • What shots do you need? Traveling from the U.S. you are not required to have any shots to enter Senegal.
    • We recommend talking to your physician about what they suggest. Depending on when you’ve had certain vaccinations, you might want to make sure you are up-to-date. In our expereince, we were recommended to get: Measles/Mumps/Rubella,  HepA/B, Tetanus, and Typhoid.
  • Any other medication? Yes!
    • You will need to talk to your doctor about getting Antimalarial medication. 

Where did we get this info?

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