Gambia Travel Information
The security situation in the country has stabilized
after the resignation of former President Jammeh in
The political situation is largely normalized after
the 2016/17 elections. Crime is relatively low compared
to many other countries in the region, but crime and
theft are a growing problem. The Gambia receives a
number of tourists from Norway, and most of the journeys
are completed without problems. Traffic accidents and a
limited health service pose the greatest safety risk.
The Gambia is mainly a Muslim country, and travelers
should respect local customs and customs, such as
dressing in public places. The practice of homosexuality
Floods and floods can occur in exposed areas during
the rainy season, usually June ĘC November.
There is widespread internet fraud in West Africa,
and it is warned against contacting the Internet with
people you do not know.
Norwegian citizens staying in or planning a trip to
The Gambia are encouraged to register their travel on
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
- Countryaah: Banjul is the capital
of Gambia. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Norwegians can obtain a visa upon arrival in Gambia
for stays of up to 90 days. Travelers are responsible
for having a valid passport (valid six months beyond the
end of travel).
Gulf vaccine is recommended, but is no longer
required. In addition, everyone should be vaccinated
against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and
poliomyelitis. You may be asked to present a valid
vaccination card upon arrival and if you come from
places where yellow fever is prevalent.
The Gambia is a malaria area. Preventive medication
is recommended, as well as the use of mosquito repellent
and mosquito nets.
The official name is "Republic of the Gambia" and its
capital is Banjul, while the largest city is Serekunda.
English is the official language. There are ATMs in
Banjul, around the tourist spots and at the airport.
Some hotels accept credit card payments.
The Gambia Consulate is temporarily closed until 6
April. The consul can be contacted on + 220 7883519,
from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.