Foreign travel advice

Gabon

Summary

Violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces took place in Libreville following the result of the August 2016 presidential election. The situation could deteriorate rapidly, and further protests may quickly turn violent without warning. You are strongly advised to avoid unnecessary journeys during periods of unrest, follow local media and stay away from areas where demonstrations are likely to take place.

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

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.