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Border crossing | Customs and Immigration

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Last Visited: 5 months ago
GPS: 13.592110, -16.422360
Altitude: 4.4 masl
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Border crossing on Dakar-Banjul road. Senegal immigration and customs come first, then the Gambian. On the Gambian side, we were faced with requests for cash in exchange for letting us go with our prescription medicines.

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We entered gambia from Senegal here. Very easy and quick crossing, no hassle at all and everybody was friendly. They wanted a 200 dalasi fee for the exit stamp. We wanted a receipt which they didn't want to give, so we could leave without paying.
We were not searched for anything. Lucky day :)

added photo with visa requirements 2020-02-23

They checked the whole car. Looked for “drugs”. We had some prescription medicine and had to pay a lot because "they are not allowed" in Gambia.

Senegal side no problem, Gambia side still running the visa required scam, NZ passports no visa required, a disgrace to the good people of Gambia.

Very easy boarder crossing.
Senegal side was a matter of minutes. No hasseling, no request for money.

The Gambia side was not a problem either. They asked for 400 Gambia-$ after signing in the book. I refused to pay without receipt and after 5 mins the lady gave up.
Me (Swiss) and my friend (US of A) needed a visa. (55€ or 35000 CFA or 3000 GMD)
Gambian custom searched our car for about 30min for drugs and perscripded medicin. They were seeking in every corner of the car. Annoying but hey were very friendly. I guess they just need to search a certain amount of cars per day and today was our bad luck.
CPD was stamped in just outside of the immigration building.
No payments at all besides the visas if you need one.

Went from Senegal to Gambia without paying anything. They will ask, just say no, without a receipt. They asked 1000 CFA on Senegal side to stamp pasavant. On Gambia side, had to go to 4 different places and they all asked: first guy just copied passport info in a book and asked for a donation. Told him I prefer to donate to schools. Second was immigration which said I need a visa. I showed him a snapshot from a website (accessgsmbia.com) that said I don’t need it. He asked 5000 CFA/passport for stamping, I refused and he gave up. Went to get the TIP, same story: asked 5000CFA and gave eventually. Then last guy checks everything and puts another stamp. He asked for 10000 CFA and gave up eventually. DON’T PAY WITHOUT RECEIPT! They will scream, get angry, act like the world is about to end and then let you go.

Crossed the border today with no problem on Senegal side. Customs charged 5000 CFA which I think was a scam. Then police tried same charge next door to stamp out documents and we refused and we were eventually left go after about 20 mins. They wanted 5000 Cfa also.

Easy crossing, Senegalese side really easy. Gambia needed vaccination document and for the stamp of the Carnet he wanted 5.000cfa. Told him no, just with receipt. Let me go without paying anything.

Easy Boarder no help needed!

Coming from Senegal:
First customs building in the middle of the road to export the vehicle (CdP).
To the right side of the road there is the police office. On the right counter you get youre exit stamp. Then enter the building to get the stamp for the vehicle.

Drive forward until you found Gambia building to the right (guy in a yellow west showed me to parc).
On the right counter you can do the CdP.
On the left counter the police. They will send you in the back to do the visa. Get 3 months single entry for 40000.- CFA or 3000.- Dalasi. One day transit visa would also be possible.
They will check again at the counter and then you can leave.

Border crossing on Dakar-Banjul road. Senegal immigration and customs come first, then the Gambian. On the Gambian side, we were faced with requests for cash in exchange for letting us go with our prescription medicines.