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19 January 2017
There is a heightened risk of unrest due to the refusal of President Jammeh to stand down. A state of emergency was declared across the country on 17 January 2017. We now advise Australians to reconsider all travel to The Gambia due to the deteriorating political situation and the potential for civil unrest. If you are in The Gambia, you should consider leaving by commercial means while options remain. If you chose to stay, remain in a safe place and minimise movement (see Safety and security).