Gabon travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Gabon with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Gabon.

Gabon travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Gabon with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Gabon - quick facts
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) French
Currency Central African CFA Franc
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Gabon weather

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The Gabon weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Libreville.

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Gabon travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Gabon from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Gabon.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Gabon travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Gabon with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Gabon, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Gabon covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Gabon with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Gabon travel features

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Gabon FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Gabon including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Gabon due to Covid-19?

Gabon is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Gabon.

Check out Ministry of Health, Gabon for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Gabon?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Gabon. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Gabon and the UK?

The time difference between Gabon and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Gabon?

The main language spoken in Gabon is French.

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What is the currency in Gabon?

The currency in Gabon is the Central African CFA Franc (XAF).

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Which plugs are used in Gabon?

Gabon uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Gabon?

They drive on the right side of the road in Gabon.

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Do you need a visa for Gabon?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Gabon.

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