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Last verified: Monday, 23. November 2020 at 08:20 AM

Gabon Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Gabon

Local Situation: 4.3 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Gabon. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.8 / 5

Gabon shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Gabon), the Advisory Index is 3.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Equatorial Guinea (4), Cameroon with 3.4 and Republic of the Congo with 3.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Gabon

There are currently 9,131 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Gabon. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 59 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Gabon.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Gabon

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Gabon.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Gabon from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Gabon due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Gabon due to COVID-19.    Gabon ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing a limited number of flights each week. It's mandatory to wear a face mask in public. There's a curfew in place from 10pm to 5am. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Do not travel to Gabon.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/gabon

Individual rating changes for Gabon

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Gabon. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Gabon changed from 3.5 to 4.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Gabon to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Gabon changed from 3.3 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Gabon to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Gabon changed from 2.8 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Gabon to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Gabon to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Gabon changed from 2.3 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Gabon with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Gabon changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Gabon with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Gabon with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Gabon with a rating of 3.0.

About Gabon

Gabon with its capital Libreville is a country in Africa (Middle Africa), slightly smaller than Colorado (267,667 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean at the Equator, between Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. The climate can be described as tropical; always hot, humid. The landscape is narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south. With a population of about 1.48 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Libreville
Population about 1.48 million
Size 267.667 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Colorado
Common languages French
Currency Franc (short: XAF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +241
Internet Top Level Domain .ga
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 GA
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 GAB
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 266

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Gabon is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • burgeoning population exacerbating disposal of solid waste
  • deforestation
  • oil industry contributing to water pollution
  • wildlife poaching

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Gabon. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. cement
  3. chemicals
  4. food
  5. gold
  6. lumbering
  7. manganese
  8. petroleum extraction
  9. plywood
  10. refining

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. cocoa
  3. coffee
  4. fish
  5. okoume
  6. palm oil
  7. rubber
  8. sugar

Gabonese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Gabon.

Export products

  1. crude oil
  2. manganese
  3. timber
  4. uranium

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. construction materials
  3. equipment
  4. foodstuffs
  5. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Gabon?

Gabon is currently rated at 4,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Gabon.

Is it safe to travel Gabon in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,3) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Gabon. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Gabon?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Gabon.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Gabon?

There are currently 9,131 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Gabon. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 59 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Gabon.

What is the size of Gabon?

Gabon has a size of 267,667 km² or 103,347 mi² which is slightly smaller than Colorado.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.