Here you will find important tips and useful information for Gambia.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
GMD 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ GMD 0.00 (07/2015)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
The Travel Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
Currency exchange or purchase on black market punishable by law.
US Dollars (USD) are preferred when using foreign currency to exchange for local currency (especially outside the cities).
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency.
Exchanging GMD in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Il possesso e l’utilizzo di sacchetti in plastica è punito con pene pecuniarie.
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Dakar (Senegal), Rue René N'Diaye/angle Rue Seydou, Nourou Tall
Tel. +221 823 05 90
Passport still valid 6 months or more with visa (issued upon arrival), return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient fundsfor stays up to 28 days.
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time
8.00 - 13.00 h and 16.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 11.00/12.00 h (Sat)
9.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
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