First of all we would like to refer to the website of the Gambian Embassy in Brussels:
Drugs that are being carried into and within The Gambia by visitors should be supported by an original prescription letter from a qualified Physician registered in their country of residence by the Medical and Dental Council.
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has an approved essential drugs list that can be allowed entry into The Gambia and can be subjected to verification at all points on entry of The Gambia. Carriers of such drugs are hereby advised to be in possession of an original medical/statement and within reach whenever asked by Gambian authorities for justification. This document must clearly state the:
Please note that the dose must correspond to the duration of stay in the Gambia and carriers are encouraged to carry copies of previous prescriptions of the same drug.
It is significant to note that the abuse of drug, illicit drug trafficking and related crimes threaten National and Global Sustainable Development. The Gambia through the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEAG), fondly called the Drug Squad, is committed to curbing the menace posed by prohibited and illicit drugs. Be advised that Gambia has strong anti-drug laws prohibiting the manufacture, import, export, supply, transport or transfer, use, acquire or possession of a prohibited or controlled drug. Some relevant Provisions Of The Drug Control Act 2003 as amended in 2005 can kindly be consulted via this link:
Kindly be informed that the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEAG) is an independent security institution tasked with the enforcement of the Drug Control Act (DCA) 2003 as amended.
For more information, contact the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on (+220) 4228624/5715 and the DLEAG on (+220)4399706/7 or via e-mail: email@example.com
We advise travelers to obtain a CAK statement for the medication which one wishes to bring when traveling to The Gambia. Once traveler obtains this CAK statement, then please go to the legalization desk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague to have the signature on the CAK statement legalized. Please bring the official, legalized document with you when you travel to The Gambia.
We also advise travelers to bring the medications in the original packing (so that it can be easily established that, what one takes, corresponds with what is indicated in the physician’s statement, and also was prescribed to the person for whom the statement was issued).
When travelling (and while entering The Gambia) it is good to keep the medications and the statement together (so one can immediately show the statement if authorities have questions in relation with the medications in the luggage).
ON HOLIDAY TO THE GAMBIA – TRAVELLING TO THE GAMBIA WITH PETS
A health certificate issued by the veterinarian in the country of residence (The Netherlands), showing that the pet is healthy and recently has been vaccinated against Canine distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospiosis, Parvo virus and Rabies, and that the pet is free from external parasites and other contagious diseases, has to be sent by fax to:
Director of Livestock Services, ABUKO, Fax number: +220-4397575.
Within 72 hours of arrival in The Gambia, the pet should be presented to the Veterinary clinic in Abuko for physical examination.
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