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Gambia Travel Tips and Information

Gambia Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameRepublic of The Gambia
Population2.03 million
Country CodeGM
Country Code (international calls)220

The flight time to Gambia is approximately ---- hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Gambia below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Gambia.

The Gambia is the smallest country in Africa and is bordered by Senegal and an Atlantic Ocean coastline.

Visa and Immigration Procedures to Gambia

Nationals of all EU/EEA member states (except Estonia, France, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain), and nationals of several other countries are permitted to enter Gambia visa-free for 90 days. Nationals of Russia may enter the Gambia visa-free for up to 56 days. Citizens of France, Portugal, Spain and the United States may obtain a visa on arrival. Travelers arriving from countries that are not visa exempt must obtain a visa prior to travel. Visas can be obtained at the Gambian High Commission in Dakar, Senegal.

Things/Items Allowed into Gambia

Passengers are permitted to bring in 200 individual cigarettes and 1 liter of wine into Gambia without incurring customs duty.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Gambia

・Photographs of the President ・Illegal Animal Products ・Firearms ・Illegal Drugs

Things/Items Forbidden into Gambia

・Narcotic Drugs ・Fake Currency ・Indecent Items ・Pornography

Voice of Travelers to Gambia

Amazing Gambian experience

I am from Morocco. It was the first time that I booked a ticket to Gambia. I flew with Brussels Airlines and the on board service was great. We arrived safely and without any problems. Once in Gambia, I had a very nice vacation. The transport, beaches and hotels were very good. I would recommend that tourists book a ticket to Gambia when visiting Africa to explore this beautiful country.

Nice holiday in Gambia. The ticket was so cheap

I booked my ticket with Lufthansa from Dakar. This was the third time that I booked my ticket to Gambia. The onboard services were good because I was flying on a first class air ticket. My stay in Gambia was short but I had a great time. I have visited the country before and this time I stayed at the Seaview Garden Hotel. The hotel was well managed, clean, and the food was so tasty. Staying at this hotel is very good option if you have booked a ticket to Gambia.

Gambia Travel FAQs

Q. How can I travel within Gambia?

A. Public transport tickets are cheap but the service is not reliable. Tourists can get around the country and cities by using private cars, taxis, bicycles, quad bikes, ferries, boats and rickshaws. The most common way to travel is by hitch-hiking and walking. Travelers can travel via shared taxi, if there is already someone sitting inside, you will pay 8 Dalasi per route.

Q. Where can I shop in Gambia?

A. There are a number of places you can visit for shopping. Albert Market is one of the more popular places where visitors shop in Gambia. Visitors can buy fish, fruits, vegetables, fabrics and crafts. Apart from Albert Market, a number of smaller markets exist. Some of the other markets include the Senegambia Craft Market, Bakau Fish Market, Bakau Craft Market, Top Shop Gambia, Lemonfish Art Gallery, Serekunda Batik Factory and Brikama Craft Market. Exploring the local markets is a good way for travelers to immerse themselves in the culture and interact with locals.

Gambia - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toBanjul International Airport・Mohammed V International (Morocco) ・Lungi International Airport (Sierra Leone) ・Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (Senegal) etc.

Flight Routes to Gambia

Main routes for direct flights to Gambia are from Morocco, Sierra Leone and Senegal. All flights arrive at Banjul International Airport as it is the only airport in Gambia. Airlines such as Brussels Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Transavia and Vueling all offer air tickets to Gambia.