Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to Gabon.

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Gabon set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how Gabon’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

Passengers entering Gabon are no longer required to show a negative COVID-19 test at Libreville airport, nor are they subject to mandatory testing at Libreville airport.

You may be asked to present a negative PCR test on departure. Consult your airline before you travel.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Gabon are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You don’t need to provide your vaccination status for entry to Gabon.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Gabon are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Gabon are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

If you’re transiting through Gabon

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Check with your airline before departing.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to Gabon’s entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Visas

You will need a visa to visit Gabon. For full information on the visa application process, visit the website of the Gabonese Embassy in the UK.

If you’re arriving into Libreville International Airport you can submit an online visa application at least 72 hours before the date of travel and collect your visa on arrival. You will need to show a letter of invitation during this process. Payment for e-visa is made at Libreville International Airport. For more information, visit the website of the Gabonese Embassy in the UK.

If you’re arriving into Libreville International Airport you can submit an online visa application at least 72 hours before the date of travel and collect your visa on arrival. You will need to show a letter of invitation during this process. Payment for e-visa is made at Libreville International Airport. For more information, visit the Gabonese government’s immigration portal.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Gabon.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are not valid for entry into Gabon but ETDs are accepted for airside transit and exit from Gabon.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.