The government have advised against all but essential travel to Gambia due to the deteriotating political situation and potential military intervention follwing the countries recent elections.
The advice is if you are currently in Gambia that you should leave if you have no essential need to stay there.
Basically the outgoing president is contesting the election results in the supreme court and the president elect has left the country. The economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said it may intervene including possible military action if the outgoing president does not step down on the scheduled handover date which is 18/19th January.
There is also an underlying threat of terrorism and Banjul International Airport could be closed at short notice.
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