Here you will find important tips and useful information for Senegal.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
West CFA franc XOF
Currency exchange rate
XOF 100 = ~ CHF 0.20 ; CHF 1 = ~ XOF 500.00 (07/2020)
Pay without cash at merchant locations, for hotel bookings and auto rentals
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Euros are preferred when using foreign currency to exchange for local currency (especially outside the cities).
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency.
Exchanging XOF in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket.
Dakar, Rue René N'Diaye/angle Rue Seydou, Nourou Tall
Tel. +221 33 823 05 90
8.00 - 11.00 h and 14.30 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 12.30 h and 15.30 - 19.30 h (Mon - Sat)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 23 to 25 (varies by company).
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Senegal is a predominantly Moslem country.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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