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Gambia: Airport Security Charge Remains D1000

By Yunus S Saliu

The Gambia government through the Ministry of Interior (MOI) has echoed to the citizens and travelers to and out of destination Gambia that the Airport Security Fee remains D1000.00 or US$20 saying The Gambia government has not changed the current fee.

According to a press release issued by the office of the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday, 31st May 2023, reaching DTourisphere stated that “The Ministry of Interior (MOI) learns with consternation that Securiport has increased the security fee at the Banjul International Airport (BIA) from D1000 to D1,200. This increment was done without prior consultation with and authorization from the Ministry of Interior.

“Therefore, the security fee remains D1000 or US$20 as The Gambia Government has not changed the Current fee.”

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior regrets the unfortunate development and “assures citizens and travelers of its consistency in diligently fulfilling its oversight mandate to The Gambian people.”


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