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Gambia Travel Restrictions

7.43% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 7.43% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter the Gambia.

Outgoing travel to the GambiaTravelling from New Zealand to the Gambia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to the Gambia.

Details and exceptions

Travelers arriving from ‘hotspot’ countries will also be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test upon arrival at the airport. This is in addition to the negative PCR test requirement. Travelers whose rapid tests return negative will be allowed to continue home or to their arranged hotel. Travelers whose rapid test returns positive will be subject to further PCR testing and potential quarantine in Gambian government-managed facilities, at the traveler’s expense.

These regulations apply to travelers arriving from the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Nigeria, France, Japan, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Jordan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Turkey, Norway, India, Pakistan, Chile, Switzerland, and Denmark.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering the Gambia.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from the Gambia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Gambia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Gambia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Gambia

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter the Gambia.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Gambia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter the Gambia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in the Gambia is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in the Gambia are open. Bars in the Gambia are open.