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Senegal customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Senegal to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Senegal make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Senegal customs regulations.

Import regulations in Senegal

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 1 packet of cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 250 grams loose tobacco;
  • or 250 grams of a combination of the above.

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. All of the following:

  • 1 bottle of spirits;
  • 1 bottle of wine.

Other Goods

  • Goods for personal use, including jewellery, personal electronics, sports equipment, and a small amount of food for personal use.
  • Citizens of Senegal may import goods not for commercial use up to a value of CFA200,000.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Obscene publications, such as videos, journals, cassettes, and other media.
  • Drugs.
  • Subversive publications that may disturb public law and order.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival:

  • Weapons and munitions require authorisation of the Minister of Inland Revenue.
  • Transceivers require authorisation of the Minister of the Land.
  • Certain drugs require authorisation from the Ministry of Health.
  • Meat and meat products require a sanitary certificate from the Ministry of Commerce.
  • Double concentrated tomatoes require a certificate paper delivered by the Ministry of Trade.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
  • Gold requires approval from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Information has been updated: .