Senegal international travel guide


Senegal is part of Africa with main city at Dakar. It's usually 🌤️ 26.26 °C in Senegal with a rainfall of 🌧 0.72 mm. Internet speed in Senegal is on average 1.8 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 15M people. The main currency is West African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. Automatic teller machines are rare in Senegal. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~26.26 °C   🌧 ~0.72 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 15M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Senegal. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Senegal overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: October 31, 2019


🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French


💱 Currencies Used

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.

🏧 ATMs

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.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Senegal is on average 1.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Senegal is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📞 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 .


🆘 Emergency





Fire department


Last updated: February 12, 2020