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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Gabon
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Gabon


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundVisas for business and tourist EU travellers have been suspended pending a principle of reciprocity.
(Until further notice)
Before departing for Gabon, travellers must fill in their details at this site and choose a quarantine hotel: http://voyageurs.assistcovid19.ga/

On arrival, all travellers will have to take a compulsory COVID-19 test at Libreville Airport (LBV). The cost is 20 000 FCFA (30 euros).

Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 24 hours at their hotel/residence and wait for the results of the test.

If the result is negative, the traveller can leave quarantine.

If the result is positive, the traveller is required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from the health authorities.

Exemptions from testing will be made for fully vaccinated travellers.
(Until further notice)
Land borders are closed. Transit for goods is allowed
(Until further notice)
Air travel is allowed to resume, albeit on a limited scale (international airlines being limited to two rotation flights per week), and rail, maritime and land connections are gradually being reopened.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
OutboundA COVID RT-PCR test no older than three days (72 hours) is required for departure. Travellers under six years old are exempt.
(Until further notice)
Air travel is allowed to resume, albeit on a limited scale, and rail, maritime and land connections are gradually being reopened.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticExiting Greater Libreville — the capital and three bordering communes — remains banned unless a negative PCR test is provided.
A state of health emergency is in place.
A curfew is in place from 21.00 to 06.00.
Restaurants and bars can open until 20.30. Their access will be conditioned by the presentation of a PCR test with a validity of 14 days or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
(Ends 28 June 2021)
Wearing a mask in public spaces and on public transport is mandatory.
A countrywide curfew is in place between 18.00 and 05.00.
Gatherings of more than 30 people are not authorised; this includes cultural and sport-related events.
Restaurants, hotels and non-essential venues are allowed to gradually reopen, provided they can do so safely.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? Yes
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Gabon

COVID-19 information for Gabon

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The main risk for travellers is petty crime, particularly in major cities. Incidents of violent crime, including armed assault and residential burglaries, are also occasionally reported in the capital Libreville and Port-Gentil (Ogooue-Maritime province). Socio-political protests can descend into violence.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Gabon
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverGabon is a country with a risk of yellow fever
Read more
Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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