Gabon Practical Information


Travellers must have a passport valid 6 months after the scheduled return date, a return ticket and proof of place to stay. Visa required.

Gabon has implemented an electronic visa, more commonly known as an e-visa, to facilitate entry into its territory. Those wishing to settle in Gabon are requested to consult the website: for the modalities. This device is currently intended for travelers wishing to travel to Gabon by air, from the single entrance to Léon Mba Libreville International Airport.


Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory to enter Gabonese territory.
Please note: the international vaccination certificate may be requested upon your arrival at the airport.
Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Driving License
Local and international driving licenses are allowed. However, it is highly recommended to travel with a local driver.

Jet lag
Gabon Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). Gabon is in the West Africa Time Zone (WAT).

Gabon uses the FCFA
1 Euro (€) = 656,42 CFA
1 Dollar (USD) = 555,60 CFA

220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter. More Info here.


Like the majority of states in sub-Saharan Africa, Gabon is a multilingual country. There are nearly fifty languages in Gabon, but only Fang, spoken by 32% of the population, constitutes an important language, along with Mbédé (14%) and Punu (12%). The other Gabonese languages are spoken only by very small communities. Most of Gabonese languages belong to the Bantu family (Fang, Bakota, Mbédé, Okandé, Myéné, Mérié). Only Abongo, spoken by the Pygmies, is a non-Bantu language.
However, French remains the official language and is practically spoken by all Gabonese unlike other French-speaking countries, especially in the capital (Libreville). We note that 80% of Gabonese speak French, which makes Gabon the country where the proportion of French speakers is the highest in French-speaking Africa.

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