Gambia visa requirements for Pakistanis

Travel and visa requirements

Gambian Visa is not required for Pakistanis

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Pakistan do not require a visa to visit the Gambia for a stay of up to 90 days.
  • 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 Islamabad, Pakistan to the Gambia is 11 hours, 53 minutes.
  • 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 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 Greenwich Mean Time hence, Pakistan is 5 hours 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 travel to the Gambia?

Most part of the country in the Gambia is safe although mainly petty street crimes do occur. Travellers should be vigilant and take all possible precautionary measures in order to minimize the risk of being stolen from.

Is it illegal to drink alcohol in The Gambia?

Alcohol drinking in the Gambia is very liberal. In fact, most alcoholic drinking is done by tourists but as long as you are not a Muslim you will not be criticised upon for indulging in alcohol.

How long can I stay in the Gambia without a visa?

Visitors can stay for 90 days, after which they must visit the Department of Immigration for the regularisation of their stay. Lesotho citizens do not require a visa but must present a valid passport or other official identification documents.