Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together a list of useful information which will help answer common questions often asked by our customers before travelling to The Gambia. 

If you have any other questions that are not covered in this section, please do not hesitate to contact our reservations team on 01489 866939 or email your question to us »

Last updated: 12 July 2021

COVID-19

The UK government has in place a traffic light system for travel abroad and at this time, The Gambia is categorised as amber. For more information on what this means, please click here: Government rules for entering England

Please continue to check the latest FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) advice for travel to The Gambia (please be mindful that the information given is only for travel at the present time and is not necessarily applicable for later this year so do check it regularly. Foreign travel advice for The Gambia  

It has never been more important to book with a reputable Tour Operator. Our ATOL and ABTA bonding means that any package holiday booked with us is fully protected. For more information, please see our FAQs below as well as our  Covid Promise to our customers.

How is my money financially protected?

The package holidays (flight inclusive) or flight only arrangements we sell are protected by ATOL under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number [1866]. ATOL is the UK's financial protection scheme and protects you when you book a holiday with us, a UK ATOL holder. It will provide support so that you are not at a financial loss or without assistance abroad if we cease trading. Our accommodation-only holidays are covered by ABTA bonding.  

The latest on our flights / holidays to The Gambia. 

Our flights to The Gambia are now suspended until 1st October 2021. We have contacted anyone due to travel before this date to offer a range of options, including amendment to a future date or cancellation with a refund.

Please note that we still intend to operate to The Gambia even if the category does not change to green at a later date. Please ensure you comply with the exit and entry requirements for both the UK and The Gambia.

What reasons might there be for my holiday not going ahead?

  • If government advice changes and it becomes illegal to travel abroad for holidays.
  • If the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) advises against non-essential travel to your destination.
  • If you are required to quarantine on arrival at your destination and there isn't the option to forgo this quarantine period by providing evidence of a negative Covid-19 test, or that you are fully vaccinated.
  • If the destination you are travelling to is on the red list, which requires you to quarantine in a hotel on your return to the UK. 

We would like to reassure you that if your holiday is cancelled for one of the reasons shown above, you will be offered to change your holiday to another destination (where possible) or date with no amendment fee (difference in price applies) or receive a full refund. In this event, one of our agents will be in touch to advise you of your options. 

What do I need to know if I am travelling to a destination on the amber list?

If you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and a resident of England, as from the 19th July, you are required to take an antigen test or a PCR test before you return to the UK and one PCR test on day 2 of your arrival home. You are no longer required to self-isolate at home for 10 days. The same rules apply for those under the age of 18 travelling with a fully vaccinated adult.

If you are not fully vaccinated and a resident of England, or if you are a resident of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you are required to take an antigen test or a PCR test before you return home, and two PCR tests (one on day 2 and one on day 8). You will also be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

Please continue to check the entry requirements for the destination you are travelling to as these may change. 

What if I need assistance whilst on holiday?

Our local representatives will be on hand to guide you every step of the way, from the moment you arrive until you leave. From advice on the local guidelines to specialist knowledge in your destination, we’ve got it covered.