British passport holders do not require visas to gain entry into
The Gambia. You are required to travel on a valid passport, valid
at minimum until the day of your flight arrival back to the UK.
Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are valid for both entry and
exit at Banjul International
Airport. Proper documentation is necessary for British passport
holders who wish to travel on a one way flight to Banjul Airport,
without correct documentation you may be barred entry. Check with
the Embassy of The Gambia
in London. Other passport holders should also contact the
embassy regarding any entry or visa requirements.
• European Union Citizens
nationals from the following countries do not require a visa to
gain entry into The Gambia: Austria,
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
Poland, Romania, Slovenia
and Sweden. Nationals
from France, Portugal,
Spain and Estonia do
require one to gain entry.
• US Citizens
from the US require an entry visa with at least 1 blank page on
their passport for the stamp. Check with your doctor whether you
need any vaccinations. You can apply for a visa at the Embassy
of The Gambia in Washington DC. They may be allowed entry
without a visa, provided they obtain one from the
Immigration Department in Banjul within 2 working days.
Citizens of member countries of the Economic Community of West
African States (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire,
Ghana, Guinea, Guinea
Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria,
Leone, Togo) do not require a visa to gain entry into The
• Other Countries
People from other countries should check with one of the local
embassies of Gambia to see
what the visa requirements are.
OTHER CATEGORIES OF VISITOR:
• Military (Please
A visa is not required for US military personnel holding an official
passport or US military ID, where they will be issued with a 5
year visa endorsement or permitted for a maximum stay of 90 days.
• Merchant Seamen (Please
Ship's crew arriving by aircraft to board a ship, or if arriving
by ship in order to board an aircraft must travel on duty and
hold a Letter of Guarantee or Letter of Employment from the shipping
• Crew Members (Please
The same regulations as for passengers apply.
* Please note that if you are travelling from yellow fever zone
country then you are required to produce a vaccination certificate,
irrespective of your country of residence.
Return Ticket Required
|* Proper documentation required for
one way flights.
* Visitors from France,
and Estonia require one.
LAST MINUTE ARRIVALS:
Those travelers who arrive on short-notice may be allowed entry
into the country however, they are required to submit their passport
in Banjul at the Immigration
Department in less than 48 hours to be issued a visa. Please
note that nationals of some countries not listed above are not
eligible to be issued a visa on arrival at the airport.
LENGTH OF AUTHORISED STAY:
Visitors who do not require a visa are normally issued with a
stamp on arrival at Banjul Airport which is valid for 28 days.
Should you want to extend the 28 days this can be done in the
capital of Banjul at the
Immigration Department on OAU Boulevard or at the Tourist
Police Stations in the Tourism Development Area. If you are planning
to enter The Gambia for longer than 3 months, check entry requirements
with one of the embassies
of Gambia. There is a small fee for this
service for each extra month.
APPROXIMATE COST OF VISAS: Jan. 2018
The current fee for a five-year visa for U.S. citizens is $100
The fee for an express emergency visas is $150 USD.
• Other Nations
(Single entry) £40.00
(Multiple entry visa) £60.00
of the Republic of The Gambia in London
Telephone: (020) 7229 8066
Winter: Mon-Thurs 9.30am - 4pm, Fri 9.30am - 1pm
Summer: Mon-Thurs 9.30am - 5pm, Fri 9.30am - 1pm
of The Gambia in the USA
Telephone: (1-202) 785 1399
Monday - Thursday: 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
& Tourism Travel
Fees, rules and regulations on visas, entry requirements and restrictions
do change from time to time, so you are advised to seek clarification
from within your own country from your travel agent, tour operator
or at one of the Gambia's embassies or consulates, before making
any travel decisions.