Gambia is only allowing limited international passenger flights due to COVID-19. All international arrivals are subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine at a government-designated facility. Please check the latest travel updates for Gambia as the policy may be revised based on the current COVID situation.
The cheapest time of the year to visit the Gambia is in the fall, from September to November. This is the time when the rainy season quenches the thirst of the land. Coming to the Gambia during this season, however, could save you much money. Since the hotels are empty and the airlines at not selling as many seats, the fares dial down to attract more customers. The second cheapest time of the years is from December to February.
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The Gambia has a classical equatorial climate. The temperature does not vary significantly throughout the year. The best time to visit the Gambia is from October to March. During this time the average temperature remains between 27⁰ C and 30⁰C. Most people visit the Gambia in the summer when the day time temperatures can reach to 40⁰C, especial from April to July, which can be liberating for some but a bit uncomfortable for most. There is little to no rain during this time as well, and most to the local festivals are also celebrated during this time.
As of right now, unfortunately, there are no direct flights to the Gambia from the UK. The preferred route, however, is to take a Royal Air Maroc flight to Banjul via Casablanca. The total duration of the trip is eight hours.
The cheapest flight ticket to Gambia from the UK is found to be 394 GBP in the low season. Flight departures are available from London Heathrow and Manchester to Banjul International Airport. You can get latest flight prices to Gambia by entering your preferred departure date on our live flight search or by contacting travel consultants.
The Gambia has only one international airport. The Banjul International Airport (BJL), named after the city it is located in, singularly meets the travelling needs of the people of Gambia. The airport is not far from the city centre and is 25 kilometres away from the point where the Gambia River meets the Ocean.
The British tourist does not need to obtain a visa before travelling to the Gambia. Upon arrival, the Gambian immigration officer will stamp a 28-day permit on your British passport. If you prefer, you can stretch your stay for another 28 days just by visiting the immigration office in Banjul or by visiting the Tourist Police Station in the tourism development area in the city.