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GAMBIA VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Gambia:

Citizens of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other nations with a reciprocal via abolition agreement with the Gambia do not require a visa to enter the country whether on holiday or on a business trip not exceeding 90 days. All other nationalities should possess a visa

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GAMBIA VISAS:

The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Gambia:

Citizens of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other nations with a reciprocal via abolition agreement with the Gambia do not require a visa to enter the country whether on holiday or on a business trip not exceeding 90 days. All other nationalities should possess a visa

GAMBIA TRANSIT VISAS:

Transit visas for Gambia are required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country within 2 hours without leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed onward tickets

GAMBIA HEALTH:

Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from endemic or infected areas. Infants under 1 year are exempt.

Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.

Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country. Rabies.

GAMBIA WEATHER:

Sub-tropical climate with dry and rainy seasons. From mid Nov-mid May coastal areas are dry while the rainy season lasts from Jun-Oct. Inland the cool season is shorter and temperatures during the day are high between Mar-Jun

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR GAMBIA:

Location of Gambia: West Africa
Local Time in Gambia: GMT
Capital City of Gambia: Banjul
Population of Gambia: 1.6 million
Language(s) spoken in Gambia: English, local languages
Dialling Code for Gambia: 220
Emergency numbers in Gambia: Police: 17. Fire: 18. Ambulance: 16 or 18 (Banjul)
Driving in Gambia: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit required although UK licence is valid for short visits
Electricity in Gambia: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Gambia: Dalasi (GMD 1 = 100 Butut)
Notes: GMD: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100
Coins: GMD: 1. Butut: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Limited acceptance of credit cards. Travellers cheques are accepted
Opening Hours in Gambia:
Bank: 0800-1330 Mon-Thur, 0800-1100 Fri
Office: 0800-1600 Mon-Thur, 0800-1230 Fri
Shops: 0900-1200 & 1400-1700 Mon-Thur, 0900-1300 Fri-Sat
Hints for Gambia: When Muslim conventions apply, visitors should be perceptive to unfamiliar local customs. It is the convention to use the right and not the left hand when shaking hands and passing or receiving anything. On social occasions be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in Gambia: When there is no service charge, tips are around 10%
Hotel Classification in Gambia: There is no official hotel classification system in the Gambia. Arbitrary categories of £ up to £££££ are given here based on rack rates, facilities and perceived quality which equate to the commonly used 1- to 5-star system. These categories serve only to compare relative standards within any given area.
Import Allowances for Gambia:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars/cigarettes or mixed pro rata eg 250gr of other mixed tobacco articles
1 lit of spirits plus 1 lit of wine
Articles of any other description to the total value of GMD 1,000 (members of families travelling together may aggregate their individual allowances provided no single article exceeds GMD 1,000)
Prohibited/Restricted in Gambia: Weapons, plants, livestock & dairy products

Airports in Gambia:

Banjul (Yundum) International (BJL)

 
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