Most visits are trouble free.
Visitors should not travel by road from The Gambia to Casamance in southern Senegal. Travellers are also advised against all road travel in the Casamance region to the west of Kolda, other than on the N4 national highway, for which visitors are advised against all but essential road travel, and on the main road from Ziguinchor to Cap Skiring, which is often used by groups of tourists during the daylight hours.
Crime against tourists is increasing and visitors should take sensible precautions, and remain vigilant, in public places.
Care should be taken when driving or walking on roads, particularly at night, due to unpredictable driving standards and lack of street lighting.
Malaria is prevalent in The Gambia.
The threat from terrorism is low, but travellers should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: 020 7008 1500.
US Department of State