Gambia Travel Information

The security situation in the country has stabilized after the resignation of former President Jammeh in 2017.


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 is prohibited.

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

Major Landmarks in Gambia


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.

Practical information

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. According to allcitycodes, Gambia area code is +220.

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.