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Procedures and practical informations

Time and deadlines
The attention of travelers is drawn to the fact that their presence is required at the airport two hours before the scheduled departure time. Most companies close their check-in counters 30 minutes before departure time. Once registered, it is also advisable to immediately go to the boarding lounge for police formalities that can be long if several departures are planned.
The arriving passengers must count an average of 30 to 45 minutes to complete the formalities of police and customs and to retrieve their luggage.
Time and deadlines
Entering the country and visas
Entering the Gambian territory by Yundum Banjul International Airport requires for travelers, other than Gambian, a passport valid more than 6 months after passing the immigration police station. In addition, nationals of certain countries must obtain a visa in the nearest consular representation.
WARNING: bi-national passengers who can not prove their Gambian nationality (passport or identity card) are also subject to visa requirements.

See the page about visas and immigration

Entering the country and visas
Pets
Pets accompanied by a recent health certificate will be allowed. These are , however, not allowed into the National Parks /Reserves. Rabies vaccination must be at least 1 month and max. 1 year prior to arrival.
Pets
Baggage
Airlines are particularly demanding on the allowed weight of luggage. To avoid problems at check-in counters, it is expressly required travelers to check before their arrival at the airport if their baggage do not exceed the permitted allowance. In this case, expensive and non-negotiable luggage fees may be required. In addition, it is recalled that the luggage must be strong to be handled and transported. The plastic bags are prohibited because they tear easily.
Baggage
Health requirements
No vaccination is required to enter the Gambian territory. However, an international vaccination certificate indicating your protection against yellow fever may be required if you are traveling from a country victim of an epidemic. We remind pregnant women that each airline has a specific policy about the term not to exceed to be allowed to travel. The flight can be prohibited to women from their 7th month of pregnancy or a medical certificate may be required. Thank you to check with your company to not see you banned from boarding.
Health requirements
Pedophilia, pederasty and other types of homosexuality
Pedophilia, homosexuality and other vices are severely punished by the Criminal Code of the Republic of The Gambia (like that of a majority of countries in this world that are not yet fully degenerate). These crimes are punishable by 14 years in prison. The Gambia is not UK or Holland. All Gambian citizens are encouraged to report to the police authorities foreigners who would engage in such crimes in the country. In addition, any hotel or inn who would, knowingly, host a pedophile or homosexual would be struck by an administrative closure. The Gambian government enforce the law with zeal and several foreigners can regularly satisfy their vices behind bars.
Homosexuality The Gambia
Drugs and illegal or regulated products
Some products can not cross borders on arrival or departure. This is the case of animal remains, live animals and certain items of historical heritage of The Gambia. Thank you to contact the Veterinary Services or the Ministry of Culture if you have any doubt about this type of product . Hazardous products ( firearms, explosives, corrosives, pressurized container, etc.) are generally prohibited or regulated. Thank you contact your airline to find out its policy on the transportation of these products.

See also the customs hand book for passengers

Furthermore, a strict control of drugs is carried out by airport police officers. Cocaine seizures are regular. If the death penalty for drug trafficking was abolished in 2011, it was replaced by life imprisonment. Moreover , the mere consumption of cannabis can lead to penalties of up to three years in prison.

Illegal or regulated products

Cocaine airport

Customs

See also the customs hand book for passengers

Customs The Gambia
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