We advise you to avoid non-essential travel to Gambia.
Since the presidential elections in December 2016, there is an ongoing political and security crisis in the Gambia. It is possible that there will be external military intervention and further civil unrest. Irish citizens in the Gambia should carefully consider their need to remain in the country.
Because there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Gambia, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
If there is an emergency, or if you need help and advice, you can contact the Irish Embassy in Abuja in Nigeria Tel: +234 9 4620611 or our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.
EU Directive on Consular Protection
Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.
Our tips for safe travels
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a family emergency
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates
- Read our Topical ‘Know Before You Go’ guide
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:49:32 BST