Senegal (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Senegal, unless tested positive for COVID-19.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 11.12.2020
1. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with a national ID card issued to residents of Senegal.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.


Detailed Tourist Information

From 15 July, commercial flights have resumed, however airlines are not allowed to carry foreign nationals from countries who have advised against travel to Senegal, and will not allow entry from countries who have restrictions on travel from Senegal – check your government travel advice for the latest information. Arrivals must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 7 days before arrival.

Lockdown Details

On October 19, the Government of Senegal announced a three-month extension of the mandatory wearing of masks in public places and in private places receiving the public. Also extended for three-months is the ban on gatherings in certain public places, including theaters, bars, public beaches and sports fields. However, restaurants, casinos, places of worship, private beaches and markets are permitted to operate while maintaining social distancing measures and facial coverings.

The Government of Senegal permits public transportation services (taxis, care rapides and intercity buses) to transport the maximum number of passengers, provided all passengers wear a mask. The Government of Senegal has separately authorized the reopening of some cultural spaces accommodating up to 500 people.


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