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.
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.
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.
- Titan Airways
- Tui Airways
- Enter Air
From The Netherlands
- Corendon Airlines
- Tui Airways
- Brussels Airlines
From United States
Connecting flights available from Europe
- 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.
|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
|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|
|CAPEPOINT HOTEL||CAPE POINT||+220 666 2706 / 07||www.capepointhotel.net||74|
|COCO OCEAN RESORT & SPA||BIJILO||+220 446 6500,
+220 446 6900
|HOLIDAY BEACH HOTEL||KOLOLI||+220 776 8006,
+220 768 9748
|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
|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
|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|