Current travel advisories for Gabon

Last Update: Monday, 15. July 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Gabon.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.3 / 5

Gabon is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with around 2 million citizens and a land mass of 267,667 km². We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 2.2 / 5

Gabon shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.2 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Cameroon (2.3), Republic of the Congo with (2.2) and Equatorial Guinea with (2.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/gabon-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise normal precautions in Gabon. Exercise Increased Caution in: Libreville and Port Gentil due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 1

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Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Gabon to exercise vigilance. Following the 2016 presidential election, violent clashes remain present between demonstrators and security forces. On 7 January 2019, there were reports of an attempted coup against the President of Gabon. Moreover, there have been reports of sporadic gunfire in Libreville and military presence on the streets. Maltese nationals in the areas should exercise a high degree of caution and remain indoors where possible. It is important to follow local updates.

Danger level: 2

Exercise vigilance.

Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/gabon

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/gabon/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 2 million
Covering landmass
267,667 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (XAF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
GA
Phone prefix
+241
Top Level Domain
.ga
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Gabon (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.