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Messages for U.S. Citizens

Messages are sent to Americans and contain safety or travel information for citizens abroad.  Messages are issued from the Department of State and are communicated to overseas citizens through Embassies and Consulates.  Messages may be issued worldwide, regionally, or just in one specific country.

What is a Warden?

Wardens are private U.S. citizens in The Gambia that help the Embassy communicate warden messages quickly when needed, usually by contacting other Americans in their area or organization.  Contact the Consular Office if you are interested in volunteering your services as a Warden.  We greatly appreciate the support from our Wardens, and it is a very important role to play!

Who receives Messages?

The Consular Office attempts to contact all enrolled U.S. citizens when  Messages are issued.  If you would like to receive these messages, please enroll your stay in The Gambia by visiting the U.S. Embassy with your passport, or by going online.  Click here to enroll Online.  Messages affecting The Gambia are also posted on this website.

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Travel Information for LGBT

ACS Hours and Contact

  • U.S. Embassy Banjul is located at 
    92 Kairaba Avenue in Fajara,
    The Gambia. 

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
                  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Telephone:  +(220) 439-2856 or 
                        +(220) 437-6169 ext. 2130

     All routine consular services are provided by appointment only to all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in The Gambia.

    APPOINTMENTS:  Please click here to schedule an appointment for all U.S. passport, Report of Birth Abroad, Notary or other Consular Services.

    Holiday Schedule: 
    American and Gambian public holidays

    Official Exchange Rate:  D43.00 dalasis = U.S. $1.00
    (Updated June 25, 2015)


    With effect from March 6, 2015 the only dollar bills with series 2009 will be accepted at the counter. We are sorry for any inveniences this may cause you. (Updated March 6, 2015)