Jan 20, 2021, 1:28 PM
“The Gambia Government gradually relaxes various restrictions based on the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic, all intending travellers to the country are reminded of these facts:
1. The State of Public Emergency (SoPE) effectively expired by midnight on the 17th September, 2020 and His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has subsequently lifted the nightly curfew. The SoPE is therefore, not extended;
2. Equally, all markets throughout The Gambia, regardless of the category of goods traded have since been permitted to reopen for business;
3. The two-week mandatory quarantine is no longer required. Instead, travellers destined to The Gambia shall show evidence of Negative PCR Test Results conducted not more 72 hours prior to arrival.
4. Isolation is no longer tenable except where the passenger is COVID-positive.
In the light of the forgoing, all airlines and travel agencies are hereby duly notified to begin booking flights to The Gambia and to all categories of travellers, subject to the COVI-19 protocols outlined above.
Meanwhile, refurbishment work on the Banjul International Airport (BIA) is near completion and it will be officially reopened no later than 31st October, 2020.
All citizens and residents of The Gambia as well as prospective visitors shall adhere to the COVID-19 Guidelines of The Ministry of Health “PUBLIC HEALTH (DANGEROUS INFECTIOUS DISEASES) PROTECTION REGULATIONS, 2020” and the WHO protocols governing the Covid-19 pandemic.
A more detailed press release outlining the latest COVID19 Regulations on the scheduled reopening of bars, restaurants, hotels, gymnasia and swimming pools will be published this week.”
The former Attorney General of the 1994 Junta, Edrissa Fafa Mbai, on Tuesday continued his testimony, insisting he did not take part in the drafting of the draconian decrees for the Junta government that led many Gambians into problems and violated the rights of people, saying he had only served as adviser to the council.