Last update 16 August 2023Diplomatic 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
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We call on Bulgarian citizens to refrain from travelling!
Republic of Senegal
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the capital Dakar. Bulgarian citizens residing in Senegal on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to 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
Telephone/Fax: +212 537 76 32 01
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Senegal in Paris is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of Senegal in Paris
Address: 14, avenue Robert Schuman, 75007 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 47053945
Fax: +33 1 45560430
E-mail: [email protected]
Travellers are advised to pay particular attention to their personal safety. Avoid travelling at night. Carrying a copy of your ID and a small amount of cash is recommended. Avoid travelling inland. There is a very high level of crime, kidnappings of foreign nationals and theft in major cities and tourist centres.
Low level of healthcare. The water should not be drunk, it should be used for washing only after boiling. In case of need, mainly private clinics for treatment should be used.
Immunization for yellow fever is required. For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines you may contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in the country. Yellow fever vaccine is administered at the following Regional Health Inspectorates: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate; Varna RHI; Burgas RHI; Pleven RHI; Plovdiv RHI; Blagoevgrad RHI and Ruse RHI.
Specifics of the local legislation:
In Senegal, homosexuality is prohibited and prosecuted by law.
You can bring unlimited amounts of local and foreign currency into Senegal, but you must declare it to the customs authorities.
You can import certain goods for personal use duty-free, including: 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250 g of tobacco.
Export of foreign currency — without restriction within the limits declared on entry.
You must present or purchase from the border a car insurance. Take particular care when travelling by car in the dark. International and Bulgarian driving licences are required.
In the hot period, it is necessary to take in more fluids and low-fat foods, as well as to avoid alcohol. Drinking water from taps is prohibited.
West African Franc (XOF). Carrying euro, cheques or credit cards is recommended.
Travel papers and visas
You must enter the country with an international passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Senegal. Bulgarian citizens travelling to Senegal (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. The passport should be valid for at least six months.
Since 01 July 2013 Senegal has introduced two new documents issued by the Ministry of Interior to visa applicants: approved preenrolment and registration receipt.
With the first approved preenrolment document, the applicant has two options: 1/ use it as a travel document to Dakar Leopold Cedar International Airport in Senegal where they can continue the visa procedure after biometric data capture; or 2/ apply for a visa at the Consular Office of any Senegalese Embassy by presenting the document.
The second registration receipt document entitles the applicant to obtain a visa within 48 hours and cannot be used as a travel document.
European Emergency Travel Document:
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Senegal.
Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in Senegal to Bulgarian citizens should bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal. Then, they are certified by the Embassy of Senegal accredited to Bulgaria — in this case in Paris. The signature and certifications of the Consular Office are then certified at our Embassy in Paris.
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and the translation must be certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.