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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Gambia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Gambia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
All travellers must show a negative result for a PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival. Failure to do so will result in a mandatory quarantine for up to 14 days in one of the government's designated facilities as well as testing by the local authorities, at the traveller's cost.

All passengers coming from countries classified as 'COVID-19 hot spots'* will undergo a rapid test upon arrival, in addition to the PCR test needed for boarding. If positive, they will need to undergo quarantine at their own cost in a state-designated facility.

*Current hot spots: Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Land borders with Senegal are open.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Wearing a face mask is compulsory in public areas, including in public transports and while shopping.

Public transport has been limited to 50% of its capacity.

No curfew is currently in place. Markets can operate between 06.00 and 18.00. Non-essential vendors can operate during normal business hours. Hospitality and entertainment venues remain open. Large public gatherings, religious gatherings, events and ceremonies remain banned.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? Yes
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Gambia

COVID-19 information for Gambia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty crime, which has increased with the boom in the country's nascent tourism sector, is the security issue most likely to confront business travellers. Pickpocketing and theft of personal belongings have been reported at hotels, crowded market areas and public transport, including taxis and ferries. While rates of violent crime are low by regional standards, political demonstrations and rallies in the capital Banjul pose an incidental threat of violence. There is a high risk of passport theft at Banjul International Airport (BJL). Road travel to areas bordering southern Senegal's Casamance region is dangerous given the presence of separatist groups and bandits. The country faces a minimal threat from terrorist groups.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Gambia
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverGambia is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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