There are no visas required to gain entry from
flights into Gambia for
UK citizens, full members of the EU, ECOWAS members, Commonwealth
countries and nations with a reciprocal visa abolition agreement where your trip to Gambia is not
beyond 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 visitors on
business or vacation.
Passport validity should be for at least 6 months. One way flights are
not permitted and special permission should be sought from the embassy
or consulate based in your country.
Citizens of other countries should hold a valid visa which can be
obtained from the various Gambian consulates and embassies in the following capitals:
Bissau. The visa is usually
valid for 30 days (do check). Please note that if you are travelling from yellow
fever infected zone then you are required to produce a vaccination
Last Minute Arrivals:
travelers who arrive on short-notice will be allowed entry into the
country however, they are required to submit their passport in Banjul
at the Department of Immigration in less than 48 hours to be issued a
Length of Authorised Stay:
you arrive at Banjul Airport's immigration control your passport
is usually stamped with a tourist visitors visa which permits
the holder to be in the country from either
15 or 21 days.
You may make a special request to stay for up to 28 days.
Should you wish to stay longer than 28 days then it can be extended
on a monthly basis for a maximum of 3 months which is done in the
Banjul capital at the
Immigration Department office (Tel: +220 422 7249)
which is on OAU Boulevard. There is a small
fee for this service for each extra month.
Rules & regulations on visas and
immigration do change from time to time so you are advised to
seek clarification from within your own country before making
any travel decisions and departing to The Gambia.
For confirmation see also:
FCO - Advice
State Department - Advice