Updated travel advisory level due to civil unrest.
Exercise increased caution in Gabon due to civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire travel advisory.
Exercise Increased Caution in:
- Libreville and Port Gentil due to crime, which can include robbery, vehicle break-ins, and residential burglaries.
There is an increased military presence throughout Libreville and other areas of Gabon. Demonstrations may occur with little or no warning. A nighttime curfew is in effect and U.S. citizens should confirm and follow instructions of local authorities.
Read the country information page for additional information about travel to Gabon.
If you decide to travel to Gabon:
- Respect the curfew.
- Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans.
- Keep travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
- Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Country Security Report for Gabon.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
- Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.