State House, Banjul, 20th March 2020 – President Adama Barrow has been updated on the outcome of the Ministerial Committee Meeting on the travel arrangements to and from hotspot countries. It is in this light that the Office of the President informs the general public, all embassies and airlines that COVID-19 hotspot countries wishing to evacuate their citizens may do so within 48 hours and this will be subject to review as the situation demands.
Furthermore, all Gambians abroad wishing to return to The Gambia from the hotspot countries are hereby informed that they will undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in approved facilities.
Also, the public is hereby informed that Non-Gambians from hotspot countries will not be allowed entry except in exceptional circumstances. Once again, the public is urged to cooperate with Health Workers and all relevant authorities in the national efforts to prevent, contain and manage COVID-19.
The public is informed that the following countries listed below are identified as hotspot countries:
Asian and Pacific Region
2. Republic of Korea
16. The United Kingdom
34. San Marino
37. Russian Federation
Eastern Mediterranean Region
39. Islamic Republic of Iran
44. Saudi Arabia
48. United Arab Emirates
49. United States of America
55. South Africa
Director of Press & Public Relations
Office of the President, State House, Banjul