Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Banjul (The Gambia), Remain Alert

The U.S. Department of State has rescinded its Travel Warning for The Gambia. At this time, U.S. citizens visiting or residing in The Gambia are advised to continue to remain alert during the ongoing government transition.

On January 19, 2017, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sent troops to The Gambia to facilitate the transfer of power between presidents. These troops remain in The Gambia, and the situation remains calm. However, supporters of the former president could attempt to disrupt the peace at any time.

The U.S. Embassy has resumed normal operations and U.S. employee family members who departed The Gambia prior to the crisis have returned.

U.S. citizens should:

� Avoid large crowds and political gatherings.

� Remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings.

� Monitor local media for the latest information.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council