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The Gambia: Tourists please leave now!

The Gambia: Tourists please leave now!

The Gambia tried hard for years to become an attractive travel and tourism destination. The destination exhibited at major trade show around the world and often it’s colorful stand design as a green destination won awards.Hundreds of British tourists are to be flown back from Gambia by Thomas Cook after the Foreign Office warned “the potential for military intervention and civil disturbance is high” in the west African nation.

Now hundreds of British tourists are to be flown back from Gambia by Thomas Cook after the Foreign Office warned “the potential for military intervention and civil disturbance is high” in the west African nation.

The travel company said it would fly out a special assistance team to help UK holidaymakers leave the country and would operate additional flights from the capital Banjul.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office urged Britons to avoid all but essential travel to the country

The move comes after a 90-day state of emergency was declared by President Yayha Jammeh just two days before he was supposed to cede power.

He is refusing to step down despite international pressure and the threat by other West African nations of a military intervention.

President-elect Adama Barrow, the man who ousted him in the December election, is vowing to take power later in the week, despite Mr Jammeh’s refusal to leave.

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