Get ready for your trip to the Gambia. Order your Gambian Dalasis at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more GMD cash to spend. Have your Gambian Dalasi banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Gambia
Jet off well-informed to the Gambia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in the Gambia.
The larger shops and supermarkets in Gambia, as well as international hotels, will be able to accept international credit and debit card payments. However they will in most cases charge a fee of up to 5%.
If you are going to pay by card in Gambia: Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in the Gambia. In addition, your bank's GMD to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in the Gambia, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is an important means of payment in the Gambia. Vendors by far prefer cash payments over card payments.
Many vendors will only be able to accept cash payments, for example in local stores, bars and restaurants, as well as on street markets in Serekunda. Cash payments are especially the norm if you travel beyond Banjul and Bakau.
We recommend taking plenty of GMD cash with you on your trip to the Gambia.
A coffee in a cafe in the Gambia will cost around 90 GMD. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant costs in the area of 600 GMD.
Like most places in Africa, tipping in the Gambia is a good idea if you like the service you received. A 10% tip is recommended, often done by leaving a few extra coins or having the waiter 'keep the change'.
Banknotes in the Gambia
Gambia's banknotes were updated in 2019. At present the two latest series are circulating alongside each other. Banknotes in circulation in the Gambia are 5 GMD, 10 GMD, 20 GMD, 50 GMD and 100 GMD.
Coins in Gambia
Gambian coins range from 1 butut (0.01 GMD) to 1 dalasi. The 1 Gambian dalasi coin is very similar to a British coin of 50p.
Gambia's currency import and export regulations
There are no currency restrictions for importing currency into the Gambia. You can export up to the amount imported.
Ordering Gambian Dalasis online
Order Gambian Dalasis online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Gambian Dalasis online.
Selling back Gambian Dalasis
If you have Gambian Dalasis to sell, follow this link to exchange Gambian Dalasis to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'GMD Gambian Dalasi'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Gambian Dalasis.