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Gambia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Flight Restrictions

published 10.06.2020
Flights to Gambia are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

Quarantine

All travellers originating from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in one of the Governments designated facilities. Those held at these facilities will be provided with proviant, shelter and medical assistance at the expense of the government.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2013)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 9 months
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

Other country requirement(s) (2013)
Meningococcal meningitis vaccination is required.

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  • Gambia Government extends state of emergency for 21 days (Political Analysis, South Africa, 10.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Gambia’s airspace has been closed, with the exception of medical cargo, humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights. The land border with Senegal is also closed, except for security personnel and the passage of essential supplies. Anyone entering The Gambia is subject to a 14 day quarantine requirement in a designated Government facility. Additional surveillance and detection mechanisms have been put in place at Banjul International Airport and various points of entry along The Gambia’s border.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On June 10, The Government of The Gambia extended the National State of Emergency for an additional 21 days, effective until July 1; Although the State of Emergency is currently still in effect, the government announced an easing of restrictions on June 4 reopening markets, mosques (as of June 5), and churches (as of June 7). Other restrictions – including school closures, border closures, and social gathering limitations – remain in place. Social distancing measures should be applied.

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    27.06.2020
  • Gambia Government extends state of emergency for 21 days (Political Analysis, South Africa, 10.06.2020)

    Flights to Gambia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

    International restrictions:

    Land borders with Senegal closed (with the exception of essential supplies and security personnel) and authorities have suspended all flights. Cargo and medical flights are exempt from this measure. All travellers originating from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in one of the Governments designated facilities. Those held at these facilities will be provided with proviant, shelter and medical assistance at the expense of the government.

    Internal restrictions:

    The Gambian Government has announced a further extension of the State of Emergency for 21 days with effect from 10 June. A partial relaxation of the State of Emergency was announced on 4 June. Mosques and churches can reopen, whilst markets can open from 6am to 6pm daily. Shops selling non-essential goods can also reopen. Social distancing measures should be applied. All public transport shall carry only half of the total number of passengers permitted to transport by law.

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    11.06.2020
  • Gambia Government extends state of public emergency until 10 June (OASC,20.05.2020) .

    Flights to Gambia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.

    International restrictions:

    Land borders with Senegal closed (with the exception of essential supplies and security personnel) and authorities have suspended all flights. Cargo and medical flights are exempt from this measure. All travellers originating from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in one of the Governments designated facilities. Those held at these facilities will be provided with proviant, shelter and medical assistance at the expense of the government.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings, including international and local conferences, have been suspended. All schools and universities as well as entertainment venues have been closed. A state of emergency was declared and will last until at least May 17, and it has been extended until 10 June. This resulted in: Closure of all non-essential food markets, madrassas, places of worship, majilis and daras. A maximum of ten people are allowed to attend weddings, baptisms, funerals, and all other social gatherings. All public transport shall carry only half of the total number of passengers permitted to transport by law.

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    10.06.2020
  • Gambia Government extends state of public emergency until 10 June (OASC,20.05.2020) . Flights to Gambia are suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Land borders with Senegal closed (with the exception of essential supplies and security personnel) and authorities have suspended all flights. Cargo and medical flights are exempt from this measure. All travellers originating from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in one of the Governments designated facilities. Those held at these facilities will be provided with proviant, shelter and medical assistance at the expense of the government.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings, including international and local conferences, have been suspended. All schools and universities as well as entertainment venues have been closed. A state of emergency was declared and will last until at least May 17, and it has been extended until 10 June. This resulted in: Closure of all non-essential food markets, madrassas, places of worship, majilis and daras. A maximum of ten people are allowed to attend weddings, baptisms, funerals, and all other social gatherings. All public transport shall carry only half of the total number of passengers permitted to transport by law.

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    21.05.2020
  • Gambia Government extends state of public emergency until 10 June (OASC,20.05.2020) . Flights to Gambia are suspended.

    International restrictions:

    Land borders with Senegal closed (with the exception of essential supplies and security personnel) and authorities have suspended all flights. Cargo and medical flights are exempt from this measure. All travellers originating from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in one of the Governments designated facilities. Those held at these facilities will be provided with proviant, shelter and medical assistance at the expense of the government.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings, including international and local conferences, have been suspended. All schools and universities as well as entertainment venues have been closed. A state of emergency was declared and will last until at least May 17, and it has been extended until 10 June. This resulted in: Closure of all non-essential food markets, madrassas, places of worship, majilis and daras. A maximum of ten people are allowed to attend weddings, baptisms, funerals, and all other social gatherings. All public transport shall carry only half of the total number of passengers permitted to transport by law.

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    21.05.2020
  • Gambia Government extends state of public emergency for 45 days to contain spread (04.04.2020)

    Flights to Gambia are suspended.

    Land borders with Senegal closed (with the exception of essential supplies and security personnel) and authorities have suspended all flights. Cargo and medical flights are exempt from this measure.

    All travellers originating from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases will have to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 14 days in one of the Governments designated facilities. Those held at these facilities will be provided with proviant, shelter and medical assistance at the expense of the government.

    Internal restrictions:

    All public gatherings, including international and local conferences, have been suspended. A state of emergency was declared and will last until May 17 at least.
    All public transport shall carry only half of the total number of passengers permitted to transport by law.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/the-gambia/]
    [https://gm.usembassy.gov/country-specific-coronavirus-information/]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/32b12479-5bf5-4224-adf1-190ebb9037cd]
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