In recent months there have been strikes and demonstrations throughout Gabon. The next protest march is scheduled for 27 January 2015. Avoid large gatherings and keep in touch with the news.

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

Gabon has closed land, air and sea borders with countries affected by Ebola, including Nigeria, as a prevention measure against the spread of Ebola. Flights and ships travelling from or via Ebola affected countries are banned. Make sure your onward/return travel arrangements are flexible and take account of these travel restrictions.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

There have been attacks of armed robbery on commercial shipping in the Gulf of Guinea. See Sea travel

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.