GAMBIA visas take 3 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 6-12 months from the date of issue For enquiries regarding Gambian visas, please contact our specialist on 02070950982. We recommend you send us your documents by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Please ensure you send us the following documentation as failure to do so will result in a delay in issuing your visa.
1 completed visa application forms
1 passport photograph(s)
Bank statement showing minimum balance of £40.00 per days stay
Flight & hotel confirmation
Passport with UK residency stamp
Travcour order form
|Visa type||Visa fee||Service charge||Total to pay|
|6 month single entry Gambia visa||£20.00||£55.00||£75.00|
|12 month multiple entry gambia visa||£40.00||£55.00||£95.00|
GAMBIA VISAS: The following nationals DO NOT require a visa for Gambia: Gambia
For stays of up to 90 days to nationals of: British, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, San Marino, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, Uganda & Zambia
Nationals of Cyprus traveling to Gambia will be issued a visa, valid for a 21-day visit, upon arrival.
GAMBIA TRANSIT VISAS: Transit visas for Gambia are required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey to a third country within 2 hours without leaving the airport, provided holding confirmed onward tickets
GAMBIA HEALTH: Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from endemic or infected areas. Infants under 1 year are exempt.
Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country. Rabies.
GAMBIA WEATHER: Sub-tropical climate with dry and rainy seasons. From mid Nov-mid May coastal areas are dry while the rainy season lasts from Jun-Oct. Inland the cool season is shorter and temperatures during the day are high between Mar-Jun
Location of Gambia: West Africa
Local Time in Gambia: GMT
Capital City of Gambia: Banjul
Population of Gambia: 1.6 million
Language(s) spoken in Gambia: English, local languages
Dialling Code for Gambia: 220
Emergency numbers in Gambia: Police: 17. Fire: 18. Ambulance: 16 or 18 (Banjul)
Driving in Gambia: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit required although UK licence is valid for short visits
Electricity in Gambia: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Gambia: Dalasi (GMD 1 = 100 Butut)
Notes: GMD: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100
Coins: GMD: 1. Butut: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Limited acceptance of credit cards. Travellers cheques are accepted
Opening Hours in Gambia
Bank: 0800-1330 Mon-Thur, 0800-1100 Fri
Office: 0800-1600 Mon-Thur, 0800-1230 Fri
Shops: 0900-1200 & 1400-1700 Mon-Thur, 0900-1300 Fri-Sat
Hints for Gambia: When Muslim conventions apply, visitors should be perceptive to unfamiliar local customs. It is the convention to use the right and not the left hand when shaking hands and passing or receiving anything. On social occasions be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in Gambia: When there is no service charge, tips are around 10%
Hotel Classification in Gambia: There is no official hotel classification system in the Gambia. Arbitrary categories of £ up to £££££ are given here based on rack rates, facilities and perceived quality which equate to the commonly used 1- to 5-star system. These categories serve only to compare relative standards within any given area.
Import Allowances for Gambia:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars/cigarettes or mixed pro rata eg 250gr of other mixed tobacco articles
1 lit of spirits plus 1 lit of wine
Articles of any other description to the total value of GMD 1,000 (members of families travelling together may aggregate their individual allowances provided no single article exceeds GMD 1,000)
Prohibited/Restricted in Gambia: Weapons, plants, livestock & dairy products
Airports in Gambia: Banjul (Yundum) International (BJL)