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’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.

On 9 March, the Gabonese Government lifted the state of health emergency -in place since March 2020, thus cancelling all Covid-19-related measures with the only exception being wearing of face masks in confined places.

Protests in Gabon are not common but happen on occasion and may turn violent without warning, such was the case following the 2016 Presidential elections 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 is 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.