Gambia travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Gambia 🇬🇲

Gambia is part of Africa with main city at Banjul. Its Least Developed country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Dalasi. The languages spoken are English. the Republic of the Gambia is the formal name of Gambia It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~28.15 °C   🌧 ~86.95 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for The Gambia with new information in Where to get help. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in The Gambia. Reconsider your need to travel to Overland travel through the Casamance region in southern Senegal.

issued date: January 9, 2019

Weather

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General

🔌 Sockets

Gambia uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Gambia uses the Gambian dalasi (symbol: D), code GMD.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 dalasis. Dalasi is subdivided into 100 bututs. Coins come in denominations of 1 dalasi and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 bututs.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Gambia is on average 1.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Gambia is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 2,829.07 GMD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Africell, Comium, Gamcel or Qcell. Gambia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Gambia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Gambia, dial +, then 220 (the country code for Gambia), then the area code and the local number.

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal

999

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire department

999

Last updated: October 8, 2019