Visiting Gambia

Visa Requirements

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; whether on holiday or on a business trip not exceeding 90 days.

Citizens of the US require an entry visa with at least 1 blank page on their passport for the stamp. The above rule applies for visitor on business or vacation. Passport validity should be for at least 6 months.

All other nationalities should possess a visa, which is available from any of the Gambian embassies and consulates: London, Paris, Washington DC, Brussels, Taipei, Rabat, Jeddah, Havana, Dakar, Lagos, Freetown and Guinea 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.

Health Requirements

An International Certificate of Vaccination is no longer compulsory for investors to The Gambia. However, a yellow fever vaccination will be 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. Anti-malaria medicine is however recommended and visitors should consult their doctors on which medications to take.

For the latest information on travel restrictions related to the Coronavirus, please visit visit the website of the Embassy of The Gambia in your country or consult your airline's travel recommendations.

inside of airportTravel

The Banjul International Airport (BJL) is the main gateway into The Gambia. A recent modernization and expansion project at the airport has now been completed. Banjul International Airport now offers updated and modern facilities and is able to accomodate additional flights and passengers. The main terminal was designed by Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby Atepa and has been ranked among the 10 most beautiful airports in the world by Rowen Moore of The Observer.

The Banjul International Airport is located just outside of Banjul and is a short car ride (24 km) away from the city center. A variety of local transport options are available at the airport. 

Banjul International Airport is highly connected and offers a variety of international flights. Most of the Europeans airlines serving Banjul are charter flights and scheduled more frequently during the winter months of November to April. 

From UK

  • Titan Airways
  • Tui Airways
  • Enter Air

From The Netherlands

  • Coredon Airlines
  • Tui Airways
  • Arkefly

From Spain

  • Vueling

 

From Belgium

  • Brussels Airlines

From United States

Connecting flights available from Europe

From Nigeria

  • Air Peace

Places to Stay (Accommodation)

The Gambia offers a wide variety of accomodations ranging from luxury hotels to self catering apartments, guest houses, holiday rentals, and private houses for sale and rent.

The below list includes the some of the most popular hotels in The Gambia.

Beautiful palm tree resort with pool

NAME OF HOTEL LOCATION TEL NO WEBSITE No of Rooms
AFRICAN PRINCESS HOTEL KOTU +220 446 24 26 www.africanprincesshotel.com 141
ASSARAYA  ATLANTIC HOTEL BANJUL  +220 2909090,
+220 2919191 /2600027
www.assarayaatlantichotel.com 204
BADALA PARK HOTEL KOTU 4460400/1 www.badalaparkhotel.com 204
BALAFON RESORT HOTEL KOLOLI  +220 2097777 www.balafonresort.com/about-us 60
BAKOTU HOTEL KOTU +220 446 5555 www.bakotuhotel.com 80
BUNGALOW HOTEL KOTU 4465288 www.bbhotel.gm 110
CAPEPOINT HOTEL CAPE POINT +220 666 2706 / 07 www.capepointhotel.net 74
COCO OCEAN RESORT & SPA BIJILO +220 446 6500,
+220 446 6900
www.cocoocean.com 89
HOLIDAY BEACH HOTEL KOLOLI +220 776 8006,
+220 768 9748
www.holidaybeachclubgambia.com 97
KAIRABA BEACH HOTEL KOLOLI +220 775 77 27 https://kairabahotel.com 160
KALIMBA BEACH RESORT KOTU +220 732 7777 www.kalimbaresort.com 104
KASUMAI BEACH RESORT BIJILO +220 701 0020 www.kasumaibeach.com  
KOLOLI BEACH CLUB KOLOLI +220 7134203 www.kololi.com 97
KOMBO BEACH HOTEL KOTU +220 446 5466,
+220 712 6013
www.kombobeachhotel.gm 258
KUNTA KINTEH COMPLEX KOTU +220 5153680 www.kuntakinteh.com 43
LEO’S HOTEL & RESTAURANT BRUFUT HEIGHTS +220 721 28 30 www.leosgambia.com 6
LEMON CREEK HOTEL BIJILO +220-6611200 www.lemoncreek.net 56
LUIGI’S COMPLEX KOLOLI +220 990 8218 www.luigis.gm 17
METZY RESIDENCE HOTEL KOTU +220 2949631 www.metzyresidencehotel.com 72
NGALA LODGE FAJARA  +220 449 4045 www.ngalalodge.com 24
OCEAN BAY RESORT CAPE POINT +220 449 5787,
+220 449 4265
www.oceanbayhotel.com 195
OCEAN VILLA HEIGHTS BRUFUT HEIGHTS +(220) 2487430 oceanvillaheights.com 7
PALM BEACH HOTEL KOTU +220 220 1246 www.palmbeachhotel.com 120
PALMA RIMA HOTEL KOTU +220 446 3380 www.palmarimahotel.com 165
SARGE’S HOTEL (TAFBEL) KOLOLI 4460510/1/2/3 www.sargeshotel.gm 86
SENEGAMBIA HOTEL KOLOLI +220 446 1889 www.senegambiahotel.com 351
SUNSET BEACH HOTEL KOTU 4466397 www.sunsetbeachhotel.gm 97
SWISS BOUTIQUE HOTEL BIJILO 2012121 www.swisshotelgambia.com 9
TAMALA HOTEL KOTU +220 7327777 www.tamalaresort.com 140