Foreign travel advice

Gabon

Summary

A presidential election is due to take place in Gabon in August 2016, which may lead to civil disorder. You should avoid unnecessary journeys during periods of unrest, follow local media and stay away from areas where demonstrations are likely to take place. Protests may quickly turn violent without warning.

During periods of unrest, police checks may increase. Make sure you have all required documentation with you and avoid large gatherings.

Avoid unnecessary journeys during periods of unrest and stay away from areas where demonstrations are likely to take place. Protests may quickly turn violent without warning.

There is no British Embassy in Gabon. In an emergency, you should contact the British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon. See Consular Assistance

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.