Gambia travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Gambia with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Gambia.

Along the beach in Gambia © petermilli - Flickr Creative Commons
Along the beach in Gambia © petermilli - Flickr Creative Commons

Gambia travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Gambia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Gambia - quick facts
Flight time 6 hours
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) English, French
Currency Gambian Dalasi
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Right

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Gambia weather

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Gambia travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Gambia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Gambia.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Gambia travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Gambia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Gambia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Gambia covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Gambia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Gambia FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Gambia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Gambia due to Covid-19?

Gambia is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for the Gambia.

Check out Ministry of Health, Gambia for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Gambia?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Gambia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Gambia from the UK?

The flight time to the Gambia from the UK is typically 6 hours.

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What is the time difference between the Gambia and the UK?

The time difference between the Gambia and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Gambia?

The main languages spoken in the Gambia are English and French.

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What is the currency in the Gambia?

The currency in the Gambia is the Gambian Dalasi (GMD).

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Which plugs are used in the Gambia?

Gambia uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Gambia?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Gambia.

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