Senegal (The Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Representative offices were established in November 1993 in Pretoria and Dakar. Full diplomatic relations were established on 6 May 1994. After having closed its Embassy in Pretoria in December 1995, the Senegalese authorities re-established an Embassy in Pretoria during 2001. Senegal's current Ambassador to South Africa is H E Ms S Ndiaye.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Senegal

The South African Ambassador resident in Dakar, Senegal, is also accredited to Cabo Verde and The Gambia on a non-residential basis.

H E Ms B Qwabe
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Senegalese Representation in South Africa

H E Ms S Ndiaye
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Republic of Senegal

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

Visas are required for holders of ordinary South African passports for Senegal for visits of up to 90 days. For visits longer than 90 days contact the South African Embassy in Dakar for assistance with the local authorities.

Form may be obtained from the following website:

Valid passport at least 6 months
2 passport photos
Invitation letter
Proof of employment
Flight reservation
Yellow fever card

Health requirements

A valid international health certificate proving vaccination against yellow fever and meningitis is required. Immunisation against hepatitis A and B, polio, tetanus and typhoid is recommended. Cholera and malaria is a risk. Bilharzia and rabies are present.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

Coastal areas are cool. Dry season from December to May. Monsoon wind throughout the year bringing hot, humid weather.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is tne CFA Franc.

For information on current exchange rates click here.


The official language is French while local languages are also spoken.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

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Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Senegal, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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