Foreign Affairs provides a negative travel advice for capital of Gambia

Foreign Affairs provides a negative travel advice for capital of Gambia

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The ministry of Foreign affairs has a negative travel advisory issued for the capital city of the Gambia. For Banjul applies a so-called code red.

The travel advisory was earlier this week already changed to orange. That applies to the whole country, apart from the capital.

Foreign Affairs recommends that people who are in Banjul to clamp to stay indoors and only go to other places to travel when required.

The airport is still open and there leave on commercial flights out of the country.


The upcoming president of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, says that he Thursday afternoon at 17.00 (Dutch time) in neighbouring Senegal, will be inaugurated. A representative of the Dutch embassy will be.

In his own country is unrest occurred because president Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave. West African strijdtroepen in Senegal gathered to Jammeh to convince to resign. The deadline passed last night.

Sources reporting to Reuters news agency that vice president Isatou Njie-Saidy Thursday, however, has resigned.

Foreign Affairs announced a plan ready for evacuation of Citizens, if necessary. It is not known exactly how many Dutch people there in the Gambia.


Thursday in the early morning, the last two planes with holiday makers from the Gambia and landed at Schiphol airport. It is a unit of tour operator Corendon and a competitor TUI for people who have a package holiday booked with these organizations. Dutch nationals who only have a ticket booked, to be retrieved later.

The two Boeing 737-800 aircraft departed from the Gambiase capital Banjul to the Dutch that home wanted to pick up. Around 4.19 hours-landed the aircraft of Corendon in the Netherlands, and twenty minutes later was also on the plane of TUI on the ground.

The travel agencies had Wednesday multiple aircraft to the West African country for tourists to pick up, after the ministry of Foreign Affairs the travel advice had tightened. According to the Calamiteitenfonds have approximately 1,800 tourists their holidays prematurely.

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