Gambia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
a. for passengers of 18 years or older:
- 200 cigarettes, cigars or 250 grams of tobacco articles;
- a bottle of liquor and a bottle of wine;
b. a bottle of eau de toilette or perfume;
c. personal effects.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Authorization of the Ministry of Interior is required.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

Plants: Permit from the Director of Agriculture is required.
The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES: .

Export regulations:

All goods exported or re-exported must be declared.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian's health certificate issued at point of origin. The day after the arrival of the pets, they have to be registered at the Gambian Veterinary Department to obtain an import permit. Tel: 220 472727.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at Banjul (BJL).

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Gambia.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Gambia Dalasi-GMD): no restrictions.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions, but the currency from Algeria, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tunisia will not be accepted and cannot be exchanged.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Gambia Dalasi-GMD) and foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported. Maximum currency (cash): GMD 75.- or equivalent in GBP plus the equivalent of GMD 250.- in other currency.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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