Senegal Import Restrictions

In order to enter Senegal, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Senegal government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Senegal, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Senegal.

Senegal Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senegal requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Senegal authorities before posting:


  • Anti-parasite products
  • Alcohols and spirits
  • Animals and animal products
  • Clothes, second hand
  • Films, pre-recorded cassettes or records
  • Foodstuffs, prepared
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Gold, items made of
  • Mineral products
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Raw hide and skins
  • Second hand clothes
  • Textile and textile articles
  • Vehicles
  • Weapons
  • Wood and wood products.

Special documentation requirements

Commercial goods require a certified invoice attached to the customs declaration. The sender should provide a Certificate of Origin, if required.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Senegal prohibits:

  • Animals, live
  • Organic chemicals
  • Photographic and cinematographic products

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