Travel Information

French citizens travelling to Gambia

Citizens of French Southern and Antarctic Lands that are travelling to Gambia can get a visa on arrival.

What to expect in Gambia

low humidity
inexpensive cost of living
🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
industrial area
port city

Flights and Prices

Flight prices to Gambia from French Southern and Antarctic Lands usually are around 492.00 EUR. Air Senegal is a common carrier airline.

International and domestic airlines

Common international airlines are


. Popular domestic airlines are


Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is GMD.

1 EUR = 55.591914 GMD

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $2.08 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa will be provided by Customs and Immigration at the port of entry to citizens of Gambia

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Visa not required if Passengers traveling as tourists on a charter flight.:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

COVID-19 is present in the Gambia. If you travel to the Gambia despite our advice, you may be quarantined for 14-days. Schools, universities and public gatherings, including open markets, are temporarily closed. We now advise you to: Do not travel to the Gambia.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Gambia. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.23 / 5)
Safety (2.94 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$15.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$2.08 USD

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