Gambia visa requirements for Nigeriens

Travel and visa requirements

Gambian Visa is not required for Nigeriens

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Gambia do not require a visa to visit the Gambia for a stay of at least 90 days depending on the embassy’s decision.
  • Prospective visitors must have a passport valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry into the Gambia. The passport should have at least one blank page for visa stamping.
  • Tourists are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to spend during their stay.
  • Confirmation of accommodation during the stay is needed.
  • The estimated flight time from Niamey, Niger to the Gambia is 3 hours, 1 minute.
  • The religion in the Gambia based on statistics show that 90% of the population are Sunni Muslims, 9% are Christians, while the remaining 1% still practice traditional beliefs.
  • There are at least 10 languages spoken by different ethnic groups in The Gambia. However, the official language is English.
  • The Gambian Dalasi is the official currency of the Gambia.  Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Popular delicacies in the Gambia are benachin, domoda, superkanja, etc.
  • In the Gambia, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The Gambia uses the Greenwich Mean Time hence, Niger is 1 hour ahead of The Gambia.
  • The climate in the Gambia is subtropical, with distinct dry and rainy seasons. The dry season runs from mid-November to early June, while the rainy season lasts from late June to October.
  • Some of the tourist attractions in the Gambia include Kunta Kinteh Island, Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Pool, Abuko Nature Reserve and Bijilo Forest Park.
  • Tourists are advised to follow the instructions of local authorities and also monitor local news broadcasts while in the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit the Gambia?

Generally, travel throughout The Gambia is trouble-free. However, like anywhere else, travellers should be very cautious, be aware of their surroundings and any potential threats to their safety and security.

Why is the Gambia called the ‘Smiling Coast of Africa’?

Aside from its welcoming people, the nickname, 'The Smiling Coast' was also inspired by the country's location on the map of Africa. The Gambia cuts through the middle of Senegal and its position appears like that of a smile on the map of the continent, greeting those who make their way up the River Gambia.

Do you need to take Malaria tablets for Gambia?

Yes, to prevent Malaria infection in the Gambia, prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers.