May 20, 2020, 12:53 PM
Fellow Gambians, No one doubts the existence of the Coronavirus pandemic and the destruction it is causing to life and economies around the world.
The following categories exist:
Category I: Fully vaccinated Passengers; Passengers who have been fully vaccinated do not need a PCR test to enter The Gambia. However, if such individuals have signs or symptoms similar to those of COVID-19, they will be required to undergo Rapid Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 at the airport.
Category II: Non Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated individuals; All these individuals will need a negative PCR test report valid within 72hrs for entry into the country. Passengers from countries considered as hotspots for the delta variant will in addition undergo a Rapid Diagnostic Test at the airport upon arrival. List of such countries will be periodically updated.
The list of the hotspot countries based on our national guidelines are as follows:
The public is informed that all departing passengers will be required to adhere to COVID-19 testing requirement for the destination countries upon confirmation by the Port Health Officers or airline representatives as might be published.
The Ministry is therefore, soliciting the continuous support and cooperation of the public in its efforts to contain COVID-19 in the country.
For more information, please call our toll-free line: 1025
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