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Reissued with updates to crime and health information.
Exercise increased caution in The Gambia due to crime and inadequate health infrastructure. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire travel advisory.
Exercise increased caution due to other factors in
Theft and home burglaries occur frequently in The Gambia, especially in the broader Banjul area. U.S. government personnel live in housing with heightened security measures.
The Gambia’s health infrastructure is inadequate; services, hygiene, and quality control do not meet U.S. standards of care. Pharmacies are not well regulated; locally available medications may be unsafe.
The Gambia’s Southern Border with Senegal: Some landmines from the Casamance conflict remain in the border region. There have been occasional border skirmishes in this region. If travelling near or across the border stay on main roads and do not travel at night.
Read the country information page for additional information about travel to The Gambia.
If you decide to travel to The Gambia: