Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Gabon

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Gabon’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

If you’re planning travel to Gabon, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

The Gabonese Government has extended the state of health emergency indefinitely.

Political stability in Gabon remains uncertain ever since the result of the 2016 presidential election, with violent clashes occurring between demonstrators and security forces at that time. Protests are less common now but happen on occasion and may quickly turn violent without warning. You should avoid all demonstrations and rallies and remain vigilant during periods of unrest. See Political situation.

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

Consular support may be limited in Gabon. However, the British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon can provide consular support to British nationals. See Consular assistance

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Gabon, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

UK health authorities have classified Gabon as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.