The tourism season in The Gambia is reopening beginning Oct. 1. The government announced on Tuesday, sending signals that the country is safe despite the challenge of the third wave of the Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 rules to control the pandemic spread that has been put in place since 2021 continue to be relaxed.
The government says it has revisited its COVID-19 protocols related to visitors arriving in the country because several international source markets are revising their COVID 19 protocols.
Consequently, The Gambia has maintained a set of rules to ensure that the tourists coming in and out are not exposed or do not expose people they interact with to the covid-19 virus.
Only visitors with proof of being fully vaccinated shall, with effect from Oct. 1, 2021, be allowed to enter The Gambia without a PCR Test Certificate.
“They shall not be subjected to a rapid test or be quarantined upon arrival, a press statement from the country’s Ministry of Health,” said.
On Tuesday, The Gambia’s Ministry of Health said 9,930 COVID-19 cases had been recorded, with 9,571 recoveries, 335 deaths, and 24 active cases.