South African visa for Senegalese citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Senegalese passport holders visiting South Africa for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Senegalese citizens to enter South Africa for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa South Africa e-visa for Senegalese citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival South Africa visa on arrival for Senegalese citizens Not Available

South Africa tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Senegalese passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in South Africa.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from South Africa.

If you are looking for South Africa visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Senegal, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of South Africa nearest your place of residence.

  • Dakar: The Embassy of South Africa in Dakar, Senegal (Working hours: Close now. Open in 50 minutes)

South Africa visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest South Africa diplomatic mission offices to Senegal for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Senegal traveling to South Africa from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Senegal) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,918 N/A
2009 1,402 -26.90%
2010 1,615 15.19%
2011 1,668 3.28%
2012 1,838 10.19%
2013 1,907 3.75%
2014 1,910 0.16%
2015 1,781 -6.75%
2016 2,009 12.80%
2017 2,057 2.39%
2018 2,094 1.80%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

South Africa & Senegal comparison

South Africa's area is approximately 1,213,090 km2 (468,376 sq mi), while the area of Senegal is approximately 192,530 km2 (74,336 sq mi). This means Senegal is 6.30 times smaller than South Africa.

As of October 2021, South Africa's population is ~119.8 million people - 66,378,388 more people than the population of Senegal.

We have highlighted South Africa & Senegal’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

South Africa Senegal Difference
Population (est 2021) 119,832,801 53,454,413 66.4 million more people live in South Africa than Senegal
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 124 8 South Africa has 116 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Senegal.
Travel freedom (2021) 67 32 South Africa passport holders can visit 35 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 197 58 South African hosts 139 more foreign missions than Senegal.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Senegal travel to South Africa in one year?

The number of visitors from Senegal visiting South Africa in 2018 was approximately 2,094.

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