Jul 28, 2020, 10:46 AM
"Our attention has been drawn to an incident involving one Ebrima Sanneh of Brikama and the Commander of Anti-Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force, Goorgie Mboob.
The embassy wishes to inform that individuals desirous to travel to the Republic of The Gambia under the prevailing State of Public Emergency are required to be Gambian nationals or aliens with residency in The Gambia.
The embassy added that Gambians and aliens resident in The Gambia must be in physical possession with their valid documents such as Gambian Identity Card, Gambian Passport and Residential Permit for aliens.
“Failure to provide any of these documents would lead to refusal to proceed to boarding the flight by the Immigration Officials at the Border Control Point of the airport that the flight destined to land at the Banjul International Airport will depart,” the embassy said.
It added that Gambian nationals who are neither in possession of a valid Gambian Identity Card nor a Passport are urged to apply for a travel document that would permit them to travel to The Gambia, adding that this document can only be used to travel to Banjul International Airport.
“Desirous travelers that are not in possession of any of the above-mentioned documents are encouraged to postpone travel plans to The Gambia and to continue monitoring the situation.”
The Embassy further states that The Gambia has 14 days mandatory quarantine for all travellers arriving in the country, but added that conditions can change rapidly in a country at any time.
The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) with support from the European Union began a two-day capacity training on Tuesday for members of the Gambia Bar Association on enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings in The Gambia.
The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Jaiteh, on Friday 23 July 2021 on behalf of his minister at the central medical store in Kotu, praised the World Bank after receiving modern technology equipment meant for COVID-19 vaccination and establishment of an electronic civil registration system within The Gambia health system.