Visas & Passports
Citizens of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other
nations with a reciprocal visa abolition agreement with The Gambia do not require a visa to enter the country on
holiday or on a business trip not exceeding 90 days. All other nationalities should possess a visa which is available
from any of the Gambian embassies and consulates abroad: London, Paris, Washington, Brussels, Taipei, Rabat, Jeddah,
Havana, Dakar, Lagos, Freetown & Bissau.
However, tourists and others travelling on last minute bookings will be allowed entry but will be required to submit
their passport to the Department of Immigration in Banjul within 48 hours to be issued a proper visa. For further
information please contact us.
- An international Certificate of Vaccination is no longer compulsory for visitors to The Gambia. However, a
yellow fever vaccination will be required for travellers arriving from infected or endemic countries. It is not
required for visitors from Europe and North America.
- The last outbreak of yellow fever in The Gambia was in 1978 and there is no immediate danger to visitors.
- Visitors are advised to bring along insect repellents, sunburn and anti-fungal creams and disinfectant. They may
prove expensive or unobtainable in certain parts of the country.
- There are several hospitals and clinics operated by the Government as well as by private practitioners which
provide both therapeutic and preventative health care. The main hospital is the Royal Victoria in Banjul. There are
others in Bansang and Farafenni. Each of the main towns have a major health centre. There are private clinics close
to the main resort areas and some hotels have their own doctor.
Visitors are advised to take a comprehensive travel insurance covering the following:
- Personal belongings
- Baggage damage/loss/delay
The following goods and quantities may be imported into The Gambia:
|Beer or wine
||Up to a value of D1000
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
The Department of State for Tourism and Culture
Fax: (220) 227753
Gambia Investment Promotion and Free Zones Agency
5 Nelson Mandela Street,
P.O. Box 757
Fax: (220) 222829