Processing of visa applications
Lifting of COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany with effect as of Saturday, 11 June 2022, 12pm/0.00h CET
From Saturday, 11 June 2022, 12pm/0.00h CET, all COVID-19-related restrictions for entry into Germany will preliminarily be lifted. From that date, travel from Senegal to Germany will be permitted for all travel purposes (including tourism and visits). For entry into Germany no proof of vaccination, recovery or testing is required any longer.
Visas as required for entry into Germany may be applied for with the German Embassy in Dakar for all travel purposes. Due to the high demand delays may occur in the issuing of visas.
General Information for applicants from Gambia and Guinea-Bissau
Nationals of Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau need a visa in order to enter Germany.
The type of visa you require depends on how long you plan to stay. Are you planning a short visit to Germany, e.g. for a holiday? Or would you like to stay longer, e.g. to attend university?
Which visa do I need for Germany? Which visa should I apply for? Get the right visa Visa Navigator
Please choose how long you are planning to stay.
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