Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Regular passport: visa not required
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
Republic of Senegal
Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the capital Dakar. Bulgarian nationals residing for a short or longer period of time in Senegal can contact on consular issues the embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Morocco.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Morocco
Address: Rabat 4, Avenue Ahmed Liyzidi /Ex Meknes/, B.P.1301
Telephone: +212 537 76 54 77; +212 537 76 40 82
Tel./fax: +212 537 76 32 01
E-mail: [email protected]
The embassy of Senegal in Paris has been accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Senegal to the French Republic
Address: 14 avenue Robert Schuman, 75007 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 47053945
Fax: +33 1 45560430
E-mail: [email protected]
West African franc(XOF)
Having euro, checks or credit cards is recommended.
Crime and security
Those who travel are recommended to pay special attention to their personal security.
Travelling at night should be avoided.
It is recommended to have a copy of an identity document and not to carry much cash.
Travelling in the interior of the country should be avoided.
High rate of criminality, abductions of foreign nationals and thefts in big cities and tourist centers.
Homosexual behavior in Senegal is prohibited and is an indictable offence.
In Senegal one can import unlimited amount of local and foreign currency, but it must be declared before the customs authorities.
Exempt of duty are certain goods for personal use, including 200 pieces of cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250 g of tobacco.
Export of foreign currency – no restrictions within the amount declared at entry.
One has to produce or buy motor insurance at the border.
Care should be taken, especially when driving at night.
International driving permits and Bulgarian driving licenses are required.
Poor level of healthcare.
Water is not suitable for drinking; it can be used for washing after being boiled.
In case treatment is needed, mainly private clinics should be used.
Travel papers and visas
International Passport valid for at least six months of the date of arrival to Senegal is required.
Immunization against yellow fever is required.
Updated information on the necessary vaccines for Senegal can be obtained from the National Center for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Telephone: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.
Bulgarian nationals travelling to Senegal (holders of ordinary, official and diplomatic passports) do not need visa for stay with duration up to 90 days.The passport must have valididty of at least six months from the date of entry.
As from July 1, 2013 Senegal introduced two new documents for the visa applicants issued by the Department of Home Affairs: approved preenrolment and registration receipt.
The approved preenrolment can be used as a travel document and will enable the holder either to directly fly to Senegal and complete the process of visa application upon arrival at Dakar Leopold Sedar International Airport ( biometric data are required) or to come to the Consular Section of any Embassy of Senegal for the visa issuance.
The registration receipt enable the applicant to be issued the visa within 48 hours and cannot be used as a travel document.
During the hot period it is necessary to drink more liquids, to eat low-fat foods and to avoid alcoholic beverages.
Drinking tap water is prohibited.
Certification and Legalization
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognized by Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities of Senegal to Bulgarian nationals have to bear a seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal. Then they have to be certified by the embassy of Senegal accredited for Bulgaria – the one in Paris. The signatures and certifications of the Consular Department have further to be legalized in our embassy in Paris.
Compiled in this way, documents have to be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and the translations have to be legalized in Certification and Legalization Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Emergency Travel Document
In extreme situations – in case of damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian nationals can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of any EU Member State in Senegal.