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Last verified: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28 AM

Gambia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Gambia

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Gambia. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Gambia shares a land border with Senegal. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.6.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Gambia

There are currently 9,946 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Gambia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 339 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Gambia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Gambia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Gambia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Gambia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. ...

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/gambia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in The Gambia. Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire travel advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for The Gambia ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/the-gambia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/gambia-the

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Gambia pga. COVID-19. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/gambia/

Individual rating changes for Gambia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Gambia. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Gambia changed from 3.0 to 3.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Gambia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Gambia changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Gambia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Gambia changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Gambia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Gambia changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Gambia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Gambia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Gambia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Gambia with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Gambia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Gambia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Gambia with a rating of 3.0.

About Gambia

Gambia with its capital Banjul is a country in Africa (Western Africa), slightly less than twice the size of Delaware (11,300 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May). The landscape is flood plain of the Gambia River flanked by some low hills. With a population of about 1.59 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Banjul
Population about 1.59 million
Size 11.300 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than twice the size of Delaware
Common languages English, Fulah, Mongolian, Wolof
Currency Dalasi (short: GMD)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +220
Internet Top Level Domain .gm
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GMB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 270

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Gambia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • water-borne diseases prevalent

Natural hazzards

  • droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Gambia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural machinery assembly
  2. beverages
  3. clothing
  4. fish
  5. hides
  6. metalworking
  7. peanuts
  8. tourism
  9. woodworking

Agriculture products

  1. cassava
  2. cattle
  3. corn
  4. goats
  5. manioc
  6. millet
  7. palm kernels
  8. peanuts
  9. rice
  10. sesame

Gambian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Gambia.

Export products

  1. cotton lint
  2. fish
  3. palm kernels
  4. peanut products

Import products

  1. foodstuffs
  2. fuel
  3. machinery
  4. manufactures
  5. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Gambia?

Gambia is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Gambia.

Is it safe to travel Gambia in 2021?

Visiting the country Gambia is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Gambia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Gambia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Gambia?

There are currently 9,946 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Gambia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 339 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Gambia.

What is the size of Gambia?

Gambia has a size of 11,300 km² or 4,363 mi² which is slightly less than twice the size of Delaware.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.