Passports must be valid for at least three months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. If you are travelling on from The Gambia, many countries will require you to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate (see Travel Health).
Driving is on the right. An international driving permit is accepted by car-hire companies for up to three months.
Taxis travel between towns and villages and fares are fixed. Tourist taxis are green and licensed; local taxis are yellow and can be hailed in the street. There are many crossing points on the River Gambia.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include cholera, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, meningococcal meningitis, rabies, schistosomiasis (bilharzia), typhoid and yellow fever. The World Health Organization has recommended vaccination against yellow fever.
There were 91,000 tourist arrivals in 2010.