Gambia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 05.02.2021
1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 2 years.
2. Passengers arriving from Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA or United Kingdom are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival; and
– are subject to quarantine until test results are ready.


Detailed Tourist Information

Effective January 9, all travelers arriving from countries where new strains of the coronavirus have been identified will be required to undergo COVID testing upon arrival.

Such travelers may also undergo mandatory quarantine at Gambian government-designated facilities, at the traveler’s own expense.

Travelers must also still comply with the current requirement to possess a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival into The Gambia. Quarantined individuals should expect to be tested for COVID-19 by Gambian Health Officials upon arrival at quarantine facilities.

Quarantined individuals should expect to stay up to 14 days in a quarantine facility, depending on their test results. Quarantined individuals are required to pay all costs associated with this quarantine period, and may also be expected to pay for any necessary COVID-19 tests. Those held at quarantine facilities are provided with basic shelter, food, water, and medical care.

Lockdown Details

The Gambian government has lifted COVID-related restrictions, allowing businesses, markets, schools, restaurants, bars, gyms, cinemas, and night clubs to resume normal operations.

Certain public health regulations, including the mandatory wearing of face masks and restrictions on public gatherings, remain in effect.

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