Gambia visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Gambian Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Nationals of Nigeria do not require a visa to visit the Gambia for a stay of up to 90 days.
  • Tourists who intend to stay beyond the 30-day validity period can apply and pay for an extension at the immigration department.
  • Intending 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.
  • There is no currency restriction on entry and exit from the Gambia. Also, while in the Gambia, the Nigerian currency will not be accepted and cannot be exchanged.
  • Intending visitors can get to the Gambia from any international airport in Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • ASKY, Royal Air Maroc and British Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Nigeria to the Gambia.
  • The estimated flight duration from Lagos to Banjul, Gambia is 8 hours, 20 minutes and from Abuja, it is 8 hours, 50 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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 practise traditional beliefs.
  • There are at least 10 languages spoken by different ethnic groups in the Gambia. However, the official language is English.
  • 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.
  • 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 Greenwich Mean Time. Kenya is 1 hour ahead of the Gambia.
  • Tourists travelling to the Gambia are advised to budget about $45 to spend on expenses per day.
  • The best time to visit the Gambia is in October to December, when birding is at its best and the beaches are crowned with cloudless blue skies.
  • Getting around in the Gambia is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes buses, taxis, passenger boats and car rentals. 
  • Some of the tourist attractions in the Gambia include Kunta Kinteh Island, Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Pool, Abuko Nature Reserve and Bijilo Forest Park.
  • Popular delicacies in the Gambia are benachin, domoda, superkanja, etc.
  • Tourists are advised to follow the instructions of local authorities and also monitor local news broadcasts while in the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Gambia safe for tourist travel?

The Gambia is only relatively safe to visit. Visitors going to the country are advised to look out for potential dangers at all times.

What is the currency used in the Gambia?

The Gambian Dalasi is the official currency of Gambia. For tourists traveling to the Gambia, an increasing number of hotels and restaurants accept visa debit cards, and very few will accept credit cards for payment. Tourists can exchange their foreign currency at banks and other exchange outlets in the country. 

How is the climate in the Gambia?

The Gambia has a subtropical climate, 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.

When is the best time to travel to the Gambia?

The best time to visit the Gambia is the long dry season of mid-October to early June when the roads will be passable, and the weather is good for wildlife visits and beaches.

What is the cuisine in the Gambia made up of?

Gambia cuisine like many in West Africa is made up mostly of fish, rice, peanuts, tomato, black-eyed peas, lemons, chilli, onions, herbs, etc.

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3 years ago

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2 years ago

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