Smoking in Gambia's Airports

Major Airports

Banjul International Airport (BJL)

Smoking Law

Gambia Smoking Policy - Smoking is now banned in indoor work and public places.


The Gambia, officially known as the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa. Geographically, it holds the distinction of being the smallest country on the African continent. The Gambia is entirely surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. The country straddles both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, which flows through its heart and eventually empties into the ocean. The river’s course shapes the elongated form of The Gambia, covering an area of 11,300 square kilometers (4,400 square miles). As of 2024, the population stands at approximately 2,468,569 people1. The capital city is Banjul, which boasts the most extensive metropolitan area in the country. Other significant cities include Serekunda and Brikama. The Gambia’s history includes early interactions with Arab Muslim merchants, Portuguese explorers, and eventual British colonial rule. In 1965, The Gambia gained independence under the leadership of Dawda Jawara. The country’s resilience and cultural heritage continue to shape its vibrant present.