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Our travel money affiliates are reporting supply issues with this currency, and as a result we are unable to offer exchange rate comparisons at this time. These issues are usually only temporary so please check back again later.

You can also take a look at our Prepaid Currency Cards as an alternative to cash, or International Money Transfers if you need to send or receive a large amount of Gambian Dalasi.

We'll help you to get the best Gambian Dalasi exchange rate

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.

How do I buy Gambian Dalasi?

Using our comparison form at the top of the page, enter the amount of Gambian Dalasi you want to buy, select your preferred payment method(s) and click 'Compare Deals'. We'll return a list of UK currency suppliers who are selling Gambian Dalasi right now along with their latest exchange rates and delivery information. The results are sorted in order of who is offering the most Gambian Dalasi after all fees and delivery charges have been added which means the best deals are always at the top of the table. Choose the supplier you want to order with and follow the link to their website where you can place your order with them directly.

When is the best time to buy Gambian Dalasi?

It is impossible for us to predict the best time to buy Gambian Dalasi. We provide some historical exchange rate data in the chart above so you can see the overall trend, but beyond that we cannot offer any advice on when to buy. Our advice is to not worry too much about trying to perfectly time the market. Unless you are buying tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of currency, the daily changes in exchange rates do not make a huge difference to the amount of currency you'll receive.

Can I collect my Gambian Dalasi in person?

Yes, some currency suppliers do allow you to collect Gambian Dalasi from them in person. We have a dedicated Click & Collect page where you can find the nearest supplier in your area. If you plan on collecting in person, we recommend ordering or reserving your Gambian Dalasi online first on the supplier's website to guarantee the exchange rate. Some suppliers offer lower exchange rates if you walk in off the street, but you can usually order online in advance and collect your currency in store at the better online rate.

How long does Delivery take?

Most currency suppliers will dispatch your order on the same or next working day after they receive your payment, and all orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. However, just in case any unexpected delays crop up we recommend ordering no later than 3 working days before you are due to travel. If you've left it too late for home delivery, check out our Click & Collect page to find a local Gambian Dalasi supplier near you. We cover most UK airports, so in the worst case scenario you can reserve your currency online (at the better online rate) and pick it up from the departure lounge before you fly.

Do I have to be at home when my currency is delivered?

No. All currency is sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. Somebody at your address will need to sign for the package but if nobody is home when the postman attempts to deliver, they'll leave a missed delivery card and you can either collect the package from your nearest sorting office or arrange for it to be re-delivered on a more convenient day.

Can I have my Gambian Dalasi sent to a different address?

Generally, no. This is ultimately at the discretion of the currency supplier, but most suppliers will only deliver to the home address of the person paying for the currency (i.e. the card or bank account holder's address). This is for security reasons because a signature is required when the currency is delivered, and signatures from work or other addresses can be unreliable and difficult to prove.

What happens if the package goes missing during delivery?

All currency is sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery which is a fully-insured and guaranteed Next Working Day service. This type of postage is more secure than standard post and is meant specifically for high-value and important items because tracking is enabled by default and a signature is required as proof of delivery. It is very rare for a Special Delivery package to go missing, but in the unlikely event that it does you will be completely reimbursed by Royal Mail for the full value of the currency and the cost of postage.

What payment method should I use?

The payment method you choose is important because it affects whether or not you pay any extra fees during checkout, and also whether you are financially protected in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with the supplier. We have written a more detailed guide about choosing a payment method on our blog: A guide to payment methods.

Are there any limits on the amount of Gambian Dalasi I can order?

Most, but not all, currency suppliers have a minimum and a maximum amount you can order from them, however we automatically factor these into our comparisons so if you tell us exactly how much you want to spend we'll only return suppliers that can fulfill your request. Most suppliers also have a minimum amount that you can order from them to qualify for free home delivery; if you order less than this amount you can still get your order delivered by you'll have to pay for postage. Again, we automatically factor these charges into our comparisons so you don't need to worry about any hidden costs during checkout.

Is ordering online safe and secure?

All of the currency suppliers we compare use SSL encryption as standard on their ordering pages. This means that when you place an order, a secure connection is created between you and the supplier and your personal and payment details are transmitted using the same level of encryption as online banking.

Am I financially protected if something goes wrong with the supplier?

The level of financial protection you receive is determined by the payment method you choose. For more information see our FAQ above: What payment method should I use?

What checks does Compare Holiday Money carry out on the listed suppliers?

All currency suppliers are required to complete a comprehensive onboarding questionnaire before we list them on the Compare Holiday Money website. This questionnaire provides us with information on the supplier's background, financial history, directors and technical capabilities, as well as document any legal and regulatory requirements the supplier may have. Our compliance team verify the answers by cross-referencing them with various online registers such as Companies House, the Supervised Business Register and the Financial Conduct Authority, and we then make a decision as to whether to list them. Once a supplier has been listed we run regular audits to check the ongoing status and accuracy of the information provided, and if any issues are flagged up we immediately suspend the listing until the supplier corrects the issue or provides us with clarification. Despite these stringent checks, we cannot guarantee the solvency of any suppliers who appear on the Compare Holiday Money website and we urge all customers to conduct their own research before transacting with a company.

Do I need to provide ID or other documents?

It depends. You may need to provide some ID, typically a copy of your passport or driver's licence, depending on how much currency you are ordering. Most suppliers won't ask for ID if you're ordering less than £1,000 but most will if you're ordering £2,500 or more. If you're ordering £10,000 or more you may need to provide additional information on the source of the funds. The exact requirements vary from supplier to supplier, but they will make it clear what form(s) of ID and other documents they require before you place an order.

Can I sell back any unused Gambian Dalasi?

Yes, we have a section of our website dedicated to currency buybacks: Exchange Gambian Dalasi for Pounds Sterling.

Can I send money to a bank account in The Gambia instead?

Yes, we can facilitate the transfer of currency into an overseas bank account; see our Money Transfers page for more information.

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:

  • Not all hotels will accept travellers cheques. Check with your tour operator or hotel before travelling.
  • An increasing number of hotels and restaurants will accept Visa debit cards but very few will accept credit cards.
  • Mastercard is generally not accepted.
  • There is an ATM in the tourist area of Senegambia and several other locations but ATMs are often unreliable.
  • You should probably budget about £50-£60 per day.

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 Gambian Dalasi Cards

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.

Compare our range of prepaid currency cards

Travel Insurance for The Gambia

We compare travel insurance quotes to The Gambia and other worldwide destinations, but you don't need to tell us your life story to get covered. In fact, we don't even ask for your name or email address, so you can be sure we won't bombard you with endless junk mail after requesting a quote.

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Click & Collect Gambian Dalasi

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.

Find the best Gambian Dalasi rates in your nearest high street

International Gambian Dalasi Transfers

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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