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We compare the Gambian Dalasi rates from dozens of the UK's biggest currency suppliers including the Post Office, supermarkets, high street banks and specialist online travel money providers, so you can see in an instant who is offering the best deals after commission and delivery charges have been accounted for. Many of our travel money affiliates also offer our customers exclusive exchange rates that are even better than if you go to them direct, and on average our customers save £59 when they compare with us.
Generally speaking, specialist online travel money providers and bureau de change offer the best Gambian Dalasi exchange rates, followed by the supermarkets, the Post Office and then the banks. The absolute worst rates of all are found at the airports so try to avoid buying there at all costs. If you're short on time and need your currency in a hurry, check out our Click & Collect Gambian Dalasi page to find a local supplier near you.
The Gambian Dalasi is the official currency of The Gambia, a small West African state completely surrounded by Senegal (except the coastline). The Gambian Dalasi is only accepted in The Gambia, but they do also accept the Senegalese currency in border regions. Because of this you should avoid taking too much currency with you as it may be difficult to exchange Dalasi back into Sterling on your return.
You can also use West African and Central African Francs in Gambia, but these are also not widely traded outside of Africa unlike the Dalasi that can be bought from online bureau de change, the Post Office and some high street banks. Do not rely on using your credit or debit card as these are not commonly accepted. Cash is the most widely accepted form of payment. The latest advice says:
According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) attacks on tourists are becoming more common and you should not take valuables or large sums of money to the beach or display them in public, and you should take particular care when visiting isolated beaches. We recommend you visit the FCO website and read their latest advice before you travel.
Before you travel to Gambia you can get advice from the UK Government website
British nationals are given a 28-day stamp in their passports upon arrival in The Gambia and do not require a visa to enter the country. You can get additional extensions of 28 days from the Gambian Immigration Office but visits lasting longer than 3 months may have additional entry requirements so you should check with the Gambian Embassy before you travel.
Prepaid currency cards are designed specifically to be used overseas. They work the same way as a standard UK bank card, except their fees are lower when used in The Gambia and the exchange rates are much better than those offered by most high street banks.
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If you need Gambian Dalasi in a hurry or don't want to wait in for home delivery, our Click & Collect service can search for Gambian Dalasi suppliers near you. Reserve and buy online and collect in-store at a time that's convenient for you.
If you need to send Gambian Dalasi overseas or receive funds from a bank account in The Gambia, you may be better off using the services of a specialist foreign exchange broker.
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