Senegal destination information

All you need to know before visiting Senegal

Senegal summary

Senegal is a medium sized country with around 15M Senegalese. Official language is French. Senegal uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Senegal is West African CFA franc (XOF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 41
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 169

ATMs in Senegal are Rare. Internet speed in Senegal is on average 1.8 Mbps.

🏙️ Dakar
🗣️ French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 15M ☀️ ~28 °C 🌧 ~66 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 197k km2 (76k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Senegal uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type E and Type K.

Languages 🗣️

  • French


Currency 💱

100 XOF = 0.17 USD

Senegal uses the West African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XOF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 250, 200, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Senegal. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

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Mobile Phone 📱

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Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Senegal, dial +, then 221 (the country code for Senegal), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Senegal, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 33 .

international: + 221 33 1234567
calling local: 33 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Senegal is on average 1.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Senegal is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

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Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Senegal

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Senegalese embassies

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