New Covid-19 rules for travelers from UK, others


Press release

The Ministry of Health has announced that all travelers coming from hotspot countries where the new strain of coronavirus has been identified such as the UK will undergo sample taking and testing upon arrival in the country in addition to having a valid COVID-19 PCR test result of 72hrs.

The ministry said in a release that effective 9th January, 2021 travelers from 21 hotspot countries must undergo mandatory quarantine at their own cost.


“Samples that are found positive upon their testing on arrival in The Gambia, will have the virus strain sequenced to confirm the genome,” the release added.

All other travelers from non-hotspot countries for the new strain of COVID-19 will only need to provide a valid negative PCR test to go on home isolation, according to the new rules.