Visa and Passports

A valid passport is required to enter Senegal. A national identity card is aacceptable for nationals of ECOWAS countries.

An entry visa is mandatory, except for nationals of ECOWAS countries, the European Union and those countries that have signed agreements with Senegal. The validity period of passports must be at least six months from the date of entry into Senegal.

As part of the hospitality extended to all 2009 Annual Meeting participants, the Government of Senegal plans to facilitate the granting of visas to participants and all persons accompanying them.

Exceptionally for the purpose of Bank Group Annual Meetings, the Government of Senegal has decided to deliver entry visas to 2009 Annual Meeting participants on arrival at the Dakar International Airport.

Participants who are nationals of some ADB member countries and who may wish to obtain entry visas for Senegal before arriving Dakar, are requested to contact the appropriate Senegalese diplomatic missions.

An entry visa will be issued at the airport in Dakar to participants from countries without Senegalese diplomatic mission. In such cases, participants must send a photocopy of the passport in advance to the Secretariat and the National Coordinator of the ADB Annual Meetings in Dakar, stating the nationality and the type of passport, to enable the issuance of the required visa at the Dakar airport.

The following persons are exempt from paying visa fees: holders of diplomatic passports, the ADB Laissez-Passer, other laissez- passer and service passports, as well as citizens of countries with bilateral visa exemption arrangements with Senegal.