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Gabon travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -3.71%
Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
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Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point.

Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival at their own expense.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.

Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Home/self isolation
Passengers are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

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Flight Restrictions

published 21.09.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 5 days before departure from the first embarkation point.

Ban entry for passengers who arrive from or have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport and self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 7 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken.
If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.
On arrival, all passengers travelling to Gabon must present a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 3 days for entry into Gabon. On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-07-19
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 82488
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 1448
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 3.71
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 651

Yellow fever (2016)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 1 year
or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2018)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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Full Restrictions

  • Gabon Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Gabon: Flight restrictions have eased to allow two flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed.
    UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained by sending an e-mail addressed to the ‘Minister’ or ‘Secretary General’ at the following e-mail address: ginetedzang2@gmail.com. All passengers travelling to Gabon must present a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 3 days or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate for entry into Gabon. See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status’.
    On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 24 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 14 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken. Holders of vaccination certificates are exempt from the compulsory testing and self-isolation.
    If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Gabon: The Gabonese government has extended the state of health emergency indefinitely. Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow two flights per airline per week. PCR tests no older than 14 days are required for residents of Gabon who wish to travel within the country. Markets have reopened as normal.
    The Grand (Greater) Libreville area comprising of the three municipalities of Libreville, Owendo, Akanda and Ntoum is in confinement or lockdown. Travel in and out of the Grand Libreville area is prohibited. Holders of COVID-19 vaccination certificates can travel within the Greater Libreville without restrictions during curfew hours.
    There is a daily curfew from 9pm to 5am. From 26 October, people holding a Laissez-Passer (a pass issued to people carrying out essential services during curfew hours) will have to renew this via a new internet platform laissezpassercovid19@gouv.ga. New passes with a QR code will soon be available, to avoid counterfeiting. You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers.
    Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened.
    *Public places and services: Markets have reopened as normal. Restaurants with a terrace have reopened. A valid negative COVID-19 tests or vaccination certificate is compulsory for access to a restaurant. Standard tests are now free of charge, but results are released after 3-5 days. There is a VIP faster option for CFA 20 000, approximately £27.00, with results available within 24 hours. Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned, however, parliament and educational institutions are exempt from this limit.
    All place of worship can only open one day a week. Places of worship with a maximum of 30 people have to observe the ‘sanitary protocol’ which includes compulsory wearing of masks, hand sanitisation, and social distancing. Schools will close at 3pm each day to comply with general curfew. Hospital visits are forbidden without authorisation from medical authorities. Bars and motels have reopened until 8:30pm. Access to restaurants and places of worship is subject to presentation of negative PCR test or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Wearing of masks in public is compulsory from the age of 5 years old.

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    30.06.2021
  • Gabon Latest News

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Gabon: Flight restrictions have eased to allow two flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained by sending an e-mail addressed to the ‘Minister’ or ‘Secretary General’ at the following e-mail address: ginetedzang2@gmail.com.
    All passengers travelling to Gabon must present a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 3 days for entry into Gabon. On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 7 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken.
    If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Gabon: The Gabonese government has extended the state of health emergency indefinitely. Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow two flights per airline per week. PCR tests no older than 7 days are required for residents of Gabon who wish to travel within the country. Markets have reopened as normal.
    The Grand (Greater) Libreville area comprising of the three municipalities of Libreville, Owendo, Akanda and Ntoum is in confinement or lockdown. Travel in and out of the Grand Libreville area is prohibited. However, travel within Grand Libreville is permitted.
    There is a daily curfew from 6pm to 5am. From 26 October, people holding a Laissez-Passer (a pass issued to people carrying out essential services during curfew hours) will have to renew this via a new internet platform laissezpassercovid19@gouv.ga.
    You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers.
    Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened.
    *Public places and services: Markets have reopened as normal. Restaurants with a terrace have reopened. A valid negative COVID-19 tests is compulsory for access to a restaurant. Standard tests are now free of charge, but results are released after 3-5 days. There is a VIP faster option for CFA 20 000, with results available within 24 hours.
    Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned, however, parliament and educational institutions are exempt from this limit.
    All place of worship can only open one day a week. Places of worship with a maximum of 30 people have to observe the ‘sanitary protocol’ which includes compulsory wearing of masks, hand sanitisation, and social distancing. Schools will close at 3pm each day to comply with general curfew. Hospital visits are forbidden without authorisation from medical authorities.
    Bars, beaches remain closed. Access to restaurants and places of worship is subject to presentation of negative PCR test. Wearing of masks in public is compulsory from the age of 5 years old.

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    21.04.2021
  • Gabon Latest News: International flights resume with limitations; land, sea borders reportedly remain closed; domestic travel possible amid COVID-19 concerns (Media Reports, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Gabon: *Entry to Gabon: Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed.
    UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained by sending an e-mail addressed to the ‘Minister’ or ‘Secretary General’ at the following e-mail address: ginetedzang2@gmail.com.
    All passengers travelling to Gabon must present a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 3 days for entry into Gabon.
    On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 14 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken.
    If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Gabon: *Travel in Gabon: The Gabonese government has extended the state of health emergency indefinitely. Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. PCR tests no older than 7 days are required for residents of Gabon who wish to travel within the country. Markets have reopened as normal. The Grand (Greater) Libreville area comprising of the three municipalities of Libreville, Owendo and Akanda is in confinement or lockdown. Travel in and out of the Grand Libreville area is prohibited. However, travel within Grand Libreville is permitted.
    There is a daily curfew from 6pm to 5am. From 26 October, people holding a Laissez-Passer (a pass issued to people carrying out essential services during curfew hours) will have to renew this via a new internet platform laissezpassercovid19@gouv.ga.
    You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened.
    *Public places and services: Markets have reopened as normal. Restaurants with a terrace have reopened. A valid negative COVID-19 tests is compulsory for access to a restaurant. Cost of tests are 5000 CFA. Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned, however, parliament and educational institutions are exempt from this limit.
    All place of worship can only open one day a week. Places of worship with a maximum of 30 people have to observe the ‘sanitary protocol’ which includes compulsory wearing of masks, hand sanitisation, and social distancing. Schools will close at 3pm each day to comply with general curfew. Hospital visits are forbidden without authorisation from medical authorities. Bars, beaches remain closed. Access to restaurants and places of worship is subject to presentation of negative PCR test. Wearing of masks in public is compulsory from the age of 5 years old.

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    22.02.2021
  • Gabon Latest News: International flights resume with limitations; land, sea borders reportedly remain closed; domestic travel possible amid COVID-19 concerns (Media Reports, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Gabon: Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained by sending an e-mail addressed to the ‘Minister’ or ‘Secretary General’ at the following e-mail address: ginetedzang2@gmail.com. On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 14 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken. If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Gabon: The Gabonese Government has extended the state of health emergency indefinitely. Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon is allowed if you have a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 14 days old. Markets have reopened as normal. There is a daily curfew from 8pm to 5am. From 26 October, people holding a Laissez-Passer (a pass issued to people carrying out essential services during curfew hours) will have to renew this via a new internet platform laissezpassercovid19@gouv.ga. You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitut
    e a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened.
    *Public places and services: Markets have reopened as normal. R
    estaurants with a terrace have reopened. A valid negative COVID-19 tests is compulsory for access to a restaurant. Cost of tests are 5000 CFA. Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned, however, parliament and educational institutions are exempt from this limit. All place of worship can only open one day a week. Places of worship with a maximum of 30 people have to observe the ‘sanitary protocol’ which includes compulsory wearing of masks, hand sanitisation, and social distancing. Schools have reopened. Bars, beaches and places of worship remain closed.

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    29.01.2021
  • Gabon Latest News: International flights resume with limitations; land, sea borders reportedly remain closed; domestic travel possible amid COVID-19 concerns (Media Reports, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Gabon: Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained by sending an e-mail addressed to the ‘Minister’ or ‘Secretary General’ at the following e-mail address: ginetedzang2@gmail.com. On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 14 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken. If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Gabon: The Gabonese Government has extended the state of health emergency indefinitely. Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon is allowed if you have a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 14 days old. Markets have reopened as normal. There is a daily curfew from 10pm to 5am. From 26 October, people holding a Laissez-Passer (a pass issued to people carrying out essential services during curfew hours) will have to renew this via a new internet platform laissezpassercovid19@gouv.ga. You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures.
    *Accommodation: Hotels have reopened.
    *Public places and services: Markets have reopened as normal. Restaurants with a terrace have reopened. A valid negative COVID-19 tests is compulsory for access to a restaurant. Cost of tests are 5000 CFA. Gatherings of more than 30 people are banned, however, parliament and educational institutions are exempt from this limit. All place of worship can only open one day a week. Places of worship with a maximum of 30 people have to observe the ‘sanitary protocol’ which includes compulsory wearing of masks, hand sanitisation, and social distancing. Schools have reopened. Bars, beaches and places of worship remain closed.

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    28.01.2021
  • Gabon Latest News: International flights resume with limitations; land, sea borders reportedly remain closed; domestic travel possible amid COVID-19 concerns (Media Reports, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Gabon: Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained by sending an e-mail addressed to the ‘Minister’ or ‘Secretary General’ at the following e-mail address: ginetedzang2@gmail.com. On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 14 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken. If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Gabonese Government has extended the state of health emergency for a period of 45 days, until 17 November 2020.
    Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon is allowed if you have a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 14 days old. Markets have reopened as normal.
    There is a daily curfew from 8pm to 5am. You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures. Hotels have reopened. Markets have reopened as normal. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. Restaurants with a terrace are also allowed to reopen. Bars, beaches and places of worship remain closed.

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    15.01.2021
  • Gabon Latest News: International flights resume with limitations; land, sea borders reportedly remain closed; domestic travel possible amid COVID-19 concerns (Media Reports, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Entry to Gabon
    Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 48 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 14 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken. If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Gabonese Government has extended the state of health emergency for a period of 45 days, until 17 November 2020.
    Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon is allowed if you have a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 14 days old. Markets have reopened as normal.
    There is a daily curfew from 8pm to 5am. You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures. Hotels have reopened. Markets have reopened as normal. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. Restaurants with a terrace are also allowed to reopen. Bars, beaches and places of worship remain closed.

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    29.10.2020
  • Gabon Latest News: International flights resume with limitations; land, sea borders reportedly remain closed; domestic travel possible amid COVID-19 concerns (Media Reports, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. On arrival passengers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken with the last 5 days. If you do travel to Gabon, you will be required to quarantine for 15 days in a government facility, or in another facility arranged by your place of work. For foreign nationals wishing to leave Gabon, you need to obtain a letter of permission (“authorisation de sortie”) from the Gabonese Government and have proof of a negative coronavirus test prior to departure.

    Internal Restrictions:
    The Gabonese Government has extended the state of health emergency for a period of 45 days, until 17 November 2020.
    Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon is allowed if you have a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 14 days old. Markets have reopened as normal.
    There is a daily curfew from 8pm to 5am. You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures. Hotels have reopened. Markets have reopened as normal. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. Restaurants with a terrace are also allowed to reopen. Bars, beaches and places of worship remain closed.

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    15.10.2020
  • Gabon Latest News: International flights resume with limitations; land, sea borders reportedly remain closed; domestic travel possible amid COVID-19 concerns (Media Reports, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. On arrival passengers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken with the last 5 days. If you do travel to Gabon, you will be required to quarantine for 15 days in a government facility, or in another facility arranged by your place of work.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. Domestic travel by air, road, train and boat is possible, subject to passenger limits and hygiene requirements. A curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    Schools are closed with exceptions for certain year levels. Only restaurants and bars with an outdoor terrace can open and gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. It’s mandatory to wear a face mask in public.
    Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon is allowed if you have a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 14 days old. Markets have reopened as normal. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures.
    Hotels have reopened.

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    30.09.2020
  • Gabon Latest News: European tourists, business travelers will not be granted visas after EU excludes country from ‘safe list’ (Reuters, 01.07.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Flight restrictions have eased to allow three flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed. On arrival passengers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken with the last 5 days. If you do travel to Gabon, you will be required to quarantine for 15 days in a government facility, or in another facility arranged by your place of work.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic flight restrictions have eased to allow four flights per airline per week. Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon is allowed if you have a negative coronavirus test result that is less than 14 days old. Markets have reopened as normal. There is a daily curfew from 8pm to 5am. You must wear a mask in public areas. Taxis are only permitted to carry up to three passengers. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures.
    Hotels have reopened. Markets have reopened as normal. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. Restaurants with a terrace are also allowed to reopen. Bars, beaches and places of worship remain closed.

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    23.09.2020
  • Gabon European tourists, business travelers will not be granted visas after EU excludes country from ‘safe list’ (Reuters, 01.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Flight restrictions have eased to allow two flights per airline, per week. Land and sea borders are closed.
    For foreign nationals wishing to leave Gabon, a letter of permission from the Gabonese Government is needed before departure.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The State of Emergency was lifted on 11 May. Restrictions on travel within the Grande Libreville area have been lifted. Travel outside Libreville to inland Gabon remains restricted. Markets have reopened as normal. There is a daily curfew from 8pm to 5am. You must wear a mask in public areas. Failure to comply with the measures above would constitute a criminal offence and can lead to fines or community service. Check points exist along roads to enforce the above measures. Since 01 July, hotels have been allowed to reopen. Markets have reopened as normal. Gatherings of more than 10 people are banned. Restaurants with a terrace are also allowed to reopen. Bars remain closed.

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    17.07.2020
  • Gabon European tourists, business travelers will not be granted visas after EU excludes country from ‘safe list’ (Reuters, 01.07.2020)
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    International restrictions:

    From 1 July commercial air travel may resume. Two international flights per airline per week will be permitted. Although Gabon’s land and sea borders will remain closed to travelers, travel by air, boat, and train within Gabon may resume.

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    Internal restrictions:

    On 30 June, the Gabonese government announced that a number of the restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted or modified. The following changes will take effect on 1 July at 05:00: travel by air, boat, and train within Gabon may resume. Regular working hours will resume in the public and private sectors. Hotels may reopen. Restaurants with outdoor dining terraces may reopen. A curfew will remain in effect, but with reduced hours (20:00 to 05:00). Classes for students who plan to take the baccalaureate exam in August will resume on July 20. Post-secondary classes may resume on July 13. Masks are still required in public and social distancing and hygiene requirements will continue. The government cautioned that restrictions may be reinstated in certain locations or throughout the country if new outbreaks occur.

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    01.07.2020
  • Gabon *****

    International restrictions:

    As of 25 June 2020, a ban on regular commercial passenger flights is still in effect. The only permitted flights are special flights approved by the Gabonese government.
    As of March 21, all land, sea, and air borders are closed, with the exception of freight shipments and special government-approved flights such as repatriation flights.

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    Internal restrictions:

    All parts of the country are subject to a curfew between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am. Travel between Libreville and the interior is prohibited in the absence of special authorization from the Gabonese government. Schools, places of worship, restaurants, bars, and spaces for leisure activities will remain closed until further notice. Companies should continue to encourage telework for employees but may gradually return to business and administrative activities. Work hours must be limited to 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. Health control devices such as thermoflash devices, hand sanitizer, and masks must be placed at company and administrative office entrances. Small businesses such as hair salons, garages, tire repair ships, and artisan workshops may begin to reopen subject to social distancing measures such as reductions in the numbers of staff and clients, the presence of disinfectants, and the wearing of masks. Other commercial enterprises such as hardware stores, building and construction entities, and retailers of office supplies, furniture, and appliances, may gradually reopen with social distancing measures in place. All persons must wear masks in public. Those who fail to wear a mask may be fined. Law enforcement and military officials will monitor compliance with the confinement measures.

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    27.06.2020
  • Gabon *****

    International restrictions:

    Flights to Gabon are suspended.
    Gabon has restricted the entry of all travelers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China. Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, South Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, or the United Kingdom in the last 14 days.
    Nationals and residents of Gabon may still enter the country.

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    International restrictions:

    All international commercial flights are suspended until further notice. Travellers on essential travel must obtain a laissez-passer from the Ministry of Interior. Gabonese citizens can enter the country and will be subject to immediate mandatory quarantine. All land, sea and air borders are closed until further notice, exception for freight and emergencies.

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    Internal restrictions:

    All parts of the country are subject to a curfew between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am.
    Long-distance travel between cities is prohibited in the absence of a special authorization from the Gabonese government.
    Schools, places of worship, performance halls, museums, game rooms, motels, bars, and nightclubs will remain closed until further notice.
    International and national conferences, sporting events, political demonstrations, cultural, religious, and sporting events are prohibited.
    All persons must wear masks in public.

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    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Travel between Libreville and the interior is prohibited in the absence of special authorization from the Gabonese government.
    Schools, places of worship, restaurants, bars, and spaces for leisure activities will remain closed until further notice.
    Companies should continue to encourage telework for employees but may gradually return to business and administrative activities. Work hours must be limited to 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. Health control devices such as thermoflash devices, hand sanitizer, and masks must be placed at company and administrative office entrances.
    Small businesses such as hair salons, garages, tire repair ships, and artisan workshops may begin to reopen subject to social distancing measures such as reductions in the numbers of staff and clients, the presence of disinfectants, and the wearing of masks.
    Other commercial enterprises such as hardware stores, building and construction entities, and retailers of office supplies, furniture, and appliances, may gradually reopen with social distancing measures in place.
    All persons must wear masks in public. Those who fail to wear a mask may be fined.
    Law enforcement and military officials will monitor compliance with the confinement measures.

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    22.06.2020
  • Gabon Flights to Gabon are suspended.

    Gabon has restricted the entry of all travelers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China. Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, South Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, or the United Kingdom in the last 14 days.

    Nationals and residents of Gabon may still enter the country.

    International restrictions:

    All international commercial flights are suspended until further notice. Travellers on essential travel must obtain a laissez-passer from the Ministry of Interior. Gabonese citizens can enter the country and will be subject to immediate mandatory quarantine. All land, sea and air borders are closed until further notice, exception for freight and emergencies.

    Internal restrictions:

    Countrywide curfew between 19.30 and 06.00 until further notice All internal commercial flights are cancelled. Wearing a mask in public is mandatory. Schools and universities are closed until further notice. Bars and nightclubs as well as most markets and shops, except food ones and pharmacies, remain closed until further notice. All gatherings of more than ten people are not authorised, this includes cultural and sport-related events.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities on 8 May announced the end of the state of emergency from 11 May. Restrictions measures and lockdown continue to be in place. Libreville’s confinement was lifted on 5 May in order to restart the economy. Non-food shops are starting to gradually reopen. Businesses can operate from 7.30 to 14.00 as well as administration from 7.30 to 15.30. Internal travel within the districts of the capital Libreville can resume. However, exiting Greater Libreville — the capital and three bordering communes — remains banned.

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    10.06.2020
  • Gabon Gabon has restricted the entry of all travelers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China. Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, South Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, or the United Kingdom in the last 14 days. Nationals and residents of Gabon may still enter the country.

    International restrictions:

    All international commercial flights are suspended until further notice. Travellers on essential travel must obtain a laissez-passer from the Ministry of Interior. Gabonese citizens can enter the country and will be subject to immediate mandatory quarantine. All land, sea and air borders are closed until further notice, exception for freight and emergencies.

    Internal restrictions:

    Countrywide curfew between 19.30 and 06.00 until further notice All internal commercial flights are cancelled. Wearing a mask in public is mandatory. Schools and universities are closed until further notice. Bars and nightclubs as well as most markets and shops, except food ones and pharmacies, remain closed until further notice. All gatherings of more than ten people are not authorised, this includes cultural and sport-related events.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities on 8 May announced the end of the state of emergency from 11 May. Restrictions measures and lockdown continue to be in place. Libreville’s confinement was lifted on 5 May in order to restart the economy. Non-food shops are starting to gradually reopen. Businesses can operate from 7.30 to 14.00 as well as administration from 7.30 to 15.30. Internal travel within the districts of the capital Libreville can resume. However, exiting Greater Libreville — the capital and three bordering communes — remains banned.

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    27.05.2020
  • Gabon All international commercial flights are cancelled. Gabonese citizens can enter the country and will be subject to immediate mandatory quarantine. All land, sea and air borders are closed until further notice, exception for freight and emergencies.

    International restrictions:

    The nationwide state of emergency ended 12 May. All parts of the country are subject to a curfew between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am. Air, land, and sea borders remain closed except for repatriation and the transport of food, petroleum, gas, and freight. Long-distance travel between cities is prohibited in the absence of a special authorization from the Gabonese government. Places of worship, performance halls, museums, game rooms, motels, bars, and nightclubs will remain closed until further notice. International and national conferences, sporting events, political demonstrations, cultural, religious, and sporting events are prohibited. All persons must wear masks in public.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities on 8 May announced the end of the state of emergency from 11 May. Restrictions measures and lockdown continue to be in place. Libreville’s confinement was lifted on 5 May in order to restart the economy. The lockdown has been eased since 27 April, Non-food shops are starting to gradually reopen. Businesses can operate from 7.30 to 14.00 (local time) as well as administration from 7.30 to 15.30. Internal travel within the districts of the capital Libreville can resume. However, exiting Greater Libreville — the capital and three bordering communes — remains banned.

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    21.05.2020
  • Gabon All international commercial flights are cancelled. Gabonese citizens can enter the country and will be subject to immediate mandatory quarantine. All land, sea and air borders are closed until further notice, exception for freight and emergencies.

    International restrictions:

    The nationwide state of emergency ended 12 May. All parts of the country are subject to a curfew between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am. Air, land, and sea borders remain closed except for repatriation and the transport of food, petroleum, gas, and freight. Long-distance travel between cities is prohibited in the absence of a special authorization from the Gabonese government. Places of worship, performance halls, museums, game rooms, motels, bars, and nightclubs will remain closed until further notice. International and national conferences, sporting events, political demonstrations, cultural, religious, and sporting events are prohibited. All persons must wear masks in public.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities on 8 May announced the end of the state of emergency from 11 May. Restrictions measures and lockdown continue to be in place. Libreville’s confinement was lifted on 5 May in order to restart the economy. The lockdown has been eased since 27 April, Non-food shops are starting to gradually reopen. Businesses can operate from 7.30 to 14.00 (local time) as well as administration from 7.30 to 15.30. Internal travel within the districts of the capital Libreville can resume. However, exiting Greater Libreville — the capital and three bordering communes — remains banned.

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    18.05.2020
  • Gabon All international commercial flights are cancelled. Gabonese citizens can enter the country and will be subject to immediate mandatory quarantine. All land, sea and air borders are closed until further notice, exception for freight and emergencies.

    International restrictions:

    The nationwide state of emergency will end on 12 May. Travellers on essential travel must obtain a laissez-passer from the Ministry of Interior. Countrywide curfew between 19.30 and 06.00 until further notice All internal commercial flights are cancelled. Wearing a mask in public is mandatory. Schools and universities are closed until further notice. Bars and nightclubs as well as most markets and shops, except food ones and pharmacies, remain closed until further notice. All gatherings of more than ten people are not authorised, this includes cultural and sport-related events.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Authorities on 8 May announced the end of the state of emergency from 11 May. Restrictions measures and lockdown continue to be in place. Libreville’s confinement was lifted on 5 May in order to restart the economy. The lockdown has been eased since 27 April, Non-food shops are starting to gradually reopen. Businesses can operate from 7.30 to 14.00 (local time) as well as administration from 7.30 to 15.30. Internal travel within the districts of the capital Libreville can resume. However, exiting Greater Libreville — the capital and three bordering communes — remains banned.

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    12.05.2020
  • Gabon All international commercial flights are cancelled.
    Gabonese citizens can enter the country and will be subject to immediate mandatory quarantine.
    All land, sea and air borders are closed until further notice, exception for freight and emergencies.

    International restrictions:

    A state of emergency is in place until 11 May.
    A lockdown remains effective in the capital Libreville and three neighbouring municipalities (Akanda, Ntoum and Owendo) until 11 May. Only essential movement is authorised outside of these communes. Travellers on essential travel must obtain a laissez-passer from the Ministry of Interior.
    Countrywide curfew between 19.30 and 06.00 until further notice.
    All internal movements are prohibited, except for essential authorised movements (trade in food and basic necessities, public order, pharmacies, sale of fuels and waste collection). All internal commercial flights are cancelled.
    Wearing a mask in public is mandatory.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Libreville’s confinement was lifted on 5 May in order to restart the economy.
    The lockdown has been eased since 27 April, Non-food shops are starting to gradually reopen. Businesses can operate from 7.30 to 14.00 (local time) as well as administration from 7.30 to 15.30.
    Internal travel within the districts of the capital Libreville can resume. However, exiting Greater Libreville — the capital and three bordering communes — remains banned.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Info Gabon/
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