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Gabon Passport Visa | Welcome to the visa information page. you are in the right place, On this page you will find information about the type of visa and visa application requirements for travel to Gabon. & Health, Public Holidays, Money & duty free It is important to check the visa types and make sure you are applying for the correct visa. Gabon Passport Visa 2018 See How to Study Abroad From Nigeria

Gabon Passport Visa

About Gabon Country

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Gabon is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon and the Congo. The 800km- (500-mile-) long sandy coastal strip is a series of palm-fringed bays, lagoons and estuaries. The lush tropical vegetation (which covers much of the interior) gives way in parts to the savannah.

There are many rivers along which settlements have grown. Many of the Bantu people are concentrated in coastal areas and villages along the banks of the many rivers. The main cities are Libreville, Port Gentil, Lambaréné, Moanda, Oyem, Mouila and Franceville.

The Republic of Gabon moved peacefully into independence (from France) in 1960. President Omar Bongo, who succeeded Léon M’Ba as president on the latter’s death in 1967 is now one of Africa’s longest serving heads of state. In 2003, a change of constitution meant that Bongo could run for office as many times as he wanted and Bongo, now in his 70s, is likely to remain as president for life. Gabon’s only problem in the region concerns the island of Mbagne which lies in the Corisco Bay, potentially the site of large oil and gas deposits: occupied by Gabon in 1970, it is also claimed by Equatorial Guinea.

But touristic natural resources are likely to centre around features such as stunning white beaches, an abundance of wildlife, including gorillas, panthers, parrots and elephants, and verdant forests.

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Gabon Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes

Passports

To enter Gabon, a passport valid for more than six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. You must provide a copy of your airline ticket and proof of booked accommodation.

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Gabon.

Types and Cost

Single-entry tourist visa: £60; double-entry tourist visa: £110; multiple-entry tourist visa: £200.

Single-entry business visa (UK residents): £80; double-entry business visa: £150; multiple-entry business visa: £280.

Single-entry business visa (non-UK residents): £100; double-entry business visa: £170; multiple-entry business visa: £280.

Validity

Depends on how long you request on your application, so can vary from days up to six months.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

Allow five working days for visa applications. An express service is available for an additional fee.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Gabon in the USA

Telephone: (202) 797 1000
Website: http://www.gabonembassyusa.org  Or http://www.gabonembassyusa.org
Address: NW, 2034 20th Street, Washington, 20009,
Opening times:

Embassy of Gabon in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7823 9986
Website: 
Address: , 27 Elvaston Place, London, SW7 5NL,
Opening times:Mon-Fri 0900-1500

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Gabon Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Diphtheria Yes
Hepatitis A Yes
Rabies Sometimes
Typhoid Yes
Yellow Fever Yes*
Malaria Yes
Tetanus Yes

* A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over one year of age. Yellow fever risk is particularly high in Ogooue-Ivindo province.

Health Care

Travellers in rural areas should take a first-aid kit with anti-tetanus and anti-venom serums. Medical facilities are limited. Comprehensive medical insurance is essential.

Food and Drink

All water should be regarded as potentially contaminated. Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is unpasteurised and should be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is advised. Avoid dairy products which are likely to have been made from unboiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish. Vegetables should be cooked and fruit peeled.

Other Risks

Diarrhoeal diseases, including giardiasis, and typhoid fevers are common. Hepatitis E is widespread. Hepatitis B is hyperendemic. Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is present; avoid swimming and paddling in fresh water. Leishmaniasis and dengue fever can be transmitted by worms and insects. Epidemics of meningococcal disease may occur, particularly in the savannah areas and during the dry season. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

Money and duty free for Gabon

Currency and Money

Currency information

CFA (Communauté Financière Africaine) Franc (XAF; symbol CFA) = 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of CFA10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of CFA500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1.

Only currency issued by the Banque des États de l’Afrique Centrale (Bank of Central African States) is valid; currency issued by the Banque des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Bank of West African States) is not. The CFA Franc is tied to the Euro.

Note: 
Libreville is one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Credit cards

American Express, MasterCard and Visa are not widely accepted.

Travellers cheques

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller’s cheques in Euros.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0730-1130, 1430-1630.

Currency restrictions

The import of local currency and the import and export of foreign currency is unlimited, subject to declaration. The export of foreign currency is limited to CFA200,000.

Currency exchange

Gabon is part of the French Monetary Area.

Gabon duty free

Overview

The following goods may be imported into Gabon without incurring customs duty:

• 400 cigarettes or 125 cigars or 500g of tobacco.
• 3L of wine and 1L of spirits.
• 500g of personal jewellery.

Banned Imports

Prohibited imports include counterfeit goods, child pornography, non-prescription drugs, and unlicensed arms and ammunition.

Plants, animals and their products require certification.

Banned Exports

If exporting any goods of cultural significance, you require a certificate from the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Gabon Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays in Gabon

New Year’s Day

01 January 2018

Renovation Day

12 March 2018

Easter Monday

02-April-2018

Women’s Day

17-April-2018

Labour Day

01 May 2018

Martyrs’ Day

06 May 2018

Whit Monday

21 May 2018

Assumption

15 August 2018

Independence Days

16 August 2018 to 17 August 2018

All Saint’s Day

01 November 2018

Christmas Day

25 December 2018

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