Gambia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
Other EU Yes No/1 Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes
British Yes No Yes


A passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for The Gambia are not required by nationals referred to in the chart for stays of up to 90 days except:

• Nationals of the USA.

• Nationals of (1) Estonia, France, Portugal and Spain.

Nationals who do not require a visa are usually issued with a stamp on arrival valid for 28 days, and can extend this by a further 28 days at a time in Banjul (see below).

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.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for The Gambia.

Types and Cost

Single-entry visa: £40; multiple-entry visa: £60.

Five-year multiple-entry visa for US visitors: US$105.


Single-entry visa: six months: multiple-entry visa: 12 months (five years for US visitors).

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy) or on arrival. Nationals of Estonia must obtain a visa in advance. US nationals are also advised to obtain a visa in advance.

Working days

Allow two days for visa processing.

Extension of stay

For long-stay holidays, travellers must have their passport stamped in the Immigration Office in Banjul or at tourist police stations every 28 days.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in The Gambia

Telephone: (220) 4495 133

Embassy of The Gambia in the USA

Telephone: (202) 785 1399

Embassy of the Republic of The Gambia

Telephone: (020) 7229 8066