Gambia, travel advice – GOV.UK

  • Still current at: 6 October 2013
  • Updated: 3 October 2013

    Latest update: Summary – The Gambia announces withdrawal from the Commonwealth


On 2 October, The Gambia announced its immediate withdrawal from the Commonwealth. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is seeking clarification of this announcement. There are no apparent implications for UK visitors.

Following political disagreement between the government of The Gambia and the European Union about the deterioration of human rights in The Gambia there has been an increase in political tension which may lead to unannounced demonstrations in Banjul and other parts of the country. You should avoid all demonstrations.”

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