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Immigration - Entry Visa to The Gambia


Passport valid for at least three months following departure date is required by all nationals.


There are no visas required to gain entry from flights into Gambia for UK citizens, full members of the EU, ECOWAS members, Commonwealth countries and nations with a reciprocal visa abolition agreement where the business trip or holiday to The Gambia is not beyond 90 days. Visa is also not required by transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft within two hours provided holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.

US, Canadian and South African citizens must obtain a Gambian visa before entering the The Gambia. US nationals require an entry visa with at least one blank page on their passport for the stamp. The above rule applies for visitor on business or vacation.

Rules & regulations on visas and immigration do change from time to time so you are advised to seek clarification from within your own country before making any travel decisions and departing to The Gambia.

Note: Tourists and others travelling on last-minute bookings will be allowed entry without a visa but will be required to submit their passport to the department of immigration in Banjul within 48 hours to be issued a proper visa.

Validity of Visa

Visas start from date of entry. Single-entry visas are valid for six months. Multiple-entry visas are valid for 12 months. Extensions are possible and should be applied for at the immigration office in The Gambia.

Processing Time

Two working days.





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