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TUI and Thomas Cook pick up travellers returning from the Gambia

Tour operator TUI Belgium evacuates travellers from the Gambia by the negative travel advice.

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The ministry of Foreign Affairs has, in fact, the travel advice for the West African country of custom.

Shortly before the scheduled transfer of power to the newly elected president Adama Barrow called the parliament in the Gambia Tuesday the state of emergency for a period of three months. Thus, the current president, Yahya Jammeh, that his defeat in the presidential election of december refuses to acknowledge, also three months more to stay in power.

Foreign Affairs in Brussels is expected in the Gambia irregularities surrounding the transfer of power from the presidency. “That may be unsafe situations for the present in the country holidaymakers. All non-essential travel to the Gambia are currently not recommended, and the ereconsulaat of Belgium in Banjul will be closed on 18 and 19 January”, says the.

TUI

“This custom travel advice recommends that all non-essential travel to the Gambia, which means that the country, as long as the custom travel advice applies, is not suitable as a tourist destination,” says TUI. For the reisorganiastie the safety of the passengers for everything. “This is why we have no new holidaymakers to the Gambia. Also have we decided the travelers already on-the-spot, early to Belgium to fly”, says the still. There is tomorrow/Wednesday an extra TUI fly flight used to have them fly home.

TUI Belgium currently has 225 holidaymakers in Gambia. A minority of 56 staying in a hotel. The other passengers have only one ticket booked. “People that are yet to depart, free of charge rebooking or cancellation to the departure of 31 January. We will keep the situation closely in the holes and follow the advice of Foreign Affairs. We will only be back on the Gambia fly at the time the travel advice to weather and holiday travel will not be discouraged”, says the travel company.

Thomas Cook

Just as TUI follows tour operator Thomas Cook Belgium to the negative travel advice for the Gambia of the FPS Foreign Affairs and the picks today/Wednesday and Thursday, several Belgian passengers (four) in the West African country. “Furthermore, there are three files (seven runners), until 30 January, free of charge, their journey or change or cancel”, said spokesman Koen Van den Bosch.

“Our local representative, we have received a report that on the coast everything is quiet, but we alligning our on the advice of Foreign Affairs. The safety of our customers is paramount”, says Koen Van den Bosch yet. TUI employs 225 Belgian travellers in Gambia.

Also the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs ontraadt holidays to the Gambia. Travel agencies TUI and Corendon pick up more than 1,600 people who are currently in the West African country, travelling back to the Netherlands.

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