Travel to Gambia is no longer recommended
The risk of unrest in the Gambia is not completely gone, but the ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends traveling to the West African country. The ministry has the official travel, which is an important guide for travel agencies, Wednesday eased now that the transfer of power peacefully expires.
Ex-president Yahya Jammeh chose last weekend eggs for his money. He decided, under pressure from other countries to leave the region and the presidency over to Adama Barrow, of whom he is the presidential elections has lost. Jammeh refused until recently to steps. Sent other West African countries thousands of soldiers to the small Gambia.
For Foreign Affairs were the political crisis and the military threat in response to travel to the Gambia and especially the capital, Banjul.
Reisorganistaties got previous week as a precaution hastily around 1800 Dutch tourists return from the country. Now that the threat from the air is, hopes that the tourist industry quickly back on track. Tour operator TUI announced from 1 February to Banjul flight. Also Corendon then resume the flights to Gambia.
President Barrow, the last time for his safety in neighboring Senegal was, expected to be Thursday back to the Gambia. The state of emergency has now been lifted. Foreign Affairs indicates, the security situation is still at code yellow. Travelers are advised to be alert to, to follow developments and large gatherings to avoid.
TUI emphasises, in particular, that the quiet is preserved. “The friendly Gambians will the tourists with open arms welcome”, was a spokeswoman to know.