Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  São Tomé and Príncipe Event:  State of Emergency Extended On May 31, the Sao Tomean government announced that the State of Emergency has been extended until June 15.  The Council of Ministers has put into place the following modified confinement measures: 1)  A mandatory curfew will remain in effect from 6:30 pm to 5:00 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  Request for Information from U.S. Citizens Interested in Returning to the United States On March 20, the Gabonese government announced the suspension of all domestic and international passenger flights.  The only exceptions to this prohibition are  emergency and repatriation flights specifically approved by the Gabonese government. If international passenger flights from Gabon …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (May 19, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event:  Confinement Measures Remain in Place Although the Gabonese government has lifted the State of Emergency, previously announced confinement measures will remain in place until further notice.  These measures include the following: All parts of the country are subject to a curfew between 6:00 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  São Tomé and Príncipe Event:  Mandatory General Confinement from May 6 to May 17 The government of São Tomé and Príncipe has announced a mandatory general confinement starting on May 6 and continuing until May 17.  During the period of confinement, residents may leave their homes only to procure essential goods such as food …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  Modification of Confinement Measures On April 27, 2020, the Gabonese government announced a number of changes to the confinement measures previously put into place.  These updated confinement measures include:  (1) a curfew from 18h00 to 6h00 throughout Gabon; (2) a prohibition on travel between greater Libreville and the interior of the country …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (April 17, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event:  Request for Information for Final Departure Flight The Gabonese government has banned all international and domestic passenger flights except for repatriation flights specifically authorized by the government.  On April 17, a charter flight departed from Libreville for Washington D.C. with the permission of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (April 15, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event:  Confinement Measures and Possible Departure Flight On April 10, the Gabonese government announced a 15-day period of confinement for Libreville, Owendo, Akanda, Ntoum, and Pointe Dénis.  The period of confinement began at midnight on April 12 and may be extended as necessary.  All …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  Confinement Measures Now in Place On April 10, the Gabonese government announced a 15-day period of confinement for Libreville, Owendo, Akanda, Ntoum, and Pointe Dénis.  The period of confinement began at midnight on April 12 and may be extended as necessary.  All U.S. citizens who reside in the areas listed should prepare …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (April 10, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event:  Confinement Measures in Greater Libreville to Commence on April 12 On April 10, the Gabonese government announced a 15-day period of confinement for Libreville, Owendo, Akanda, Ntoum, and Pointe Dénis.  The period of confinement will begin at midnight on April 12 and may …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  Government Announces Confinement Measures for Greater Libreville On April 10, the Gabonese government announced a 15-day period of confinement for Libreville, Owendo, Akanda, Ntoum, and Pointe Dénis.  The period of confinement will begin at midnight on April 12 and will last 15 days, though it may be extended as necessary.  During the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (April 9, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event:  As Secretary Pompeo noted in his remarks to the press on March 31, the State Department urges U.S. citizens who wish to return home from abroad to do so immediately and to make arrangements to facilitate their departure while flights remain available. On April 7, a …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  Departure Flight and New Restrictions The Embassy has arranged for a departure flight from Libreville to Newark, New Jersey on the morning of Tuesday, April 7.  If you are a U.S. citizen who previously notified the Embassy of your interest in departing on this flight, please purchase your ticket today by contacting …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  Departure Flight Payment Information The Embassy has arranged for a departure flight on Tuesday, April 7.  The flight information is below: ASKY light KP 63 will depart from Libreville for Lomé at 9:00 am.  In Lomé, passengers will board Ethiopian Air flight ET 508 for Newark.  The flight will arrive in Newark …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  Departure Flight Confirmed The Embassy has arranged for a departure flight on Tuesday, April 7.  The flight information is below: ASKY light KP 63 will depart from Libreville for Lomé at 9:00 am.  In Lomé, passengers will board Ethiopian Air flight ET 508 for Newark.  The flight will arrive in Newark at …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (April 1, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event:  Embassy Continues to Explore Departure Options for U.S. Citizens On March 20, the Gabonese government suspended all international passenger flights to and from Gabon.  The Embassy successfully organized a repatriation flight that departed from Libreville on March 27.  Although no additional flights have …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  Schools to Remain Closed Until Further Notice The Gabonese government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gabon. On March 13, the Gabonese government announced that daycare centers, schools, and universities would be closed until March 30.  On March 29, the Gabonese government announced that all educational institutions will remain closed until further …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event: The Gabonese government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gabon. On March 20, the Gabonese government suspended all regular international and domestic flights to and from Gabon.  With the permission of the Gabonese government, a special commercial flight carrying American citizens wishing to return to the United States departed from Libreville for Washington …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  U.S. Citizens Requesting Assistance to Depart from Gabon On March 20, the Gabonese government announced a suspension of all international flights.  The U.S. Embassy in Libreville is considering all options to assist U.S. citizens in Gabon who wish to depart from the country. The U.S. Embassy is working to make seats available …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  U.S. Citizens Requesting Assistance to Depart from Gabon On March 20, the Gabonese government announced a suspension of all international flights.  The U.S. Embassy in Libreville is considering all options to assist U.S. citizens in Gabon who wish to depart from the country. There will be a special commercial flight for U.S. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  U.S. Citizens Requesting Assistance to Depart from Gabon On March 20, the Gabonese government announced a suspension of all international flights.  The U.S. Embassy in Libreville is considering all options to assist U.S. citizens in Gabon who wish to depart from the country. The U.S. Embassy is working to make seats available …

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Health Alert: Travel Assistance

We recognize this has been a challenging period for many American citizen travelers affected by the suspension of international flights due to recently announced restrictions on air travel to and from Gabon. If you are interested in being contacted in the event that flights out of Gabon to an airline hub in another city are scheduled, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (March 21, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event: The Gabonese government has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gabon. On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (March 19, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event: The Gabonese government has confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in Gabon. On March 17, the Gabonese government announced that it is restricting international flights to and from Gabon to one international flight per airline per week.  The availability of flights is limited.  Although …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (March 18, 2020) Location:  São Tomé and Príncipe Event: As of March 18, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in São Tomé and Príncipe. On March 17, the São Toméan government declared a state of emergency and announced the following new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19: …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event: As of March 17, the Gabonese government has confirmed one case of COVID-19 in Gabon. On March 16, the Gabonese government announced the following new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19: International flights to and from Gabon are limited to one flight per week per airline. Restaurants are closed to the …

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Suspension of Routine Consular Services

In response to U.S. and Gabonese government recommendations to help slow the spread of the COVID 19 virus, the United States Embassy in Libreville is suspending routine consular appointments as of March 16. We will resume routine services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  The Embassy will …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide.  As of March 15, there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gabon. On March 13, the Gabonese government announced the following measures: The suspension of tourist …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 100,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 12, the Gabonese government announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Gabon. Actions to Take: Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. For the most recent …

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Changes to U.S. travel advisories and travel restrictions

Please see the following regarding changes to U.S. travel advisories and travel restrictions that were announced yesterday: The Department of State has issued a global Level 3 Travel Advisory that urges U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-3-health-advisory-issue.html . President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation that bars entry of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (March 11, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (March 11, 2020) Location:  Gabon Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. As of March 11, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gabon. …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information for Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe Updated May 7, 2020  Latest Governmental Restrictions Gabon On April 27, the Gabonese government announced the following modifications to previously enacted confinement measures: All parts of the country will be subject to a curfew between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am. Travel between Libreville and the interior …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Gabon Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.  There are currently no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Gabon. On February 7, the Gabonese Ministry of Health announced an expansion of its efforts to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in Gabon.  …

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New Restrictions on Travel for Non-U.S. Citizens Recently Present in China

Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Autonomous Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Libreville, Gabon Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Libreville has received reports of demonstrations in several locations in Libreville, including in Rio, Acae, Mindoube, Awendje, and near PK 7 and 8. There are currently messages circulating on social media calling for an additional demonstration on Monday, January 27, at 9:00 a.m. at the City of …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon Location: São Tomé and Príncipe

Location: Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon

Location: Gabon Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon

Location:  Libreville, Gabon Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Libreville has received reports of robberies involving weapons over the past month in the Battery IV neighborhood and on the Bord de Mer. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches. Be vigilant when …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (October 17, 2019) Location: São Tomé and Príncipe

Event:   There have been reports of demonstrations near Universal Church of the Kingdom of God locations in São Tomé since Wednesday, October 16.  The demonstrations reportedly concern the conviction and sentencing of a São Tomean pastor associated with the church by a court in Côte d’Ivoire.  Local media outlets have reported incidents of violence and …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (April 30, 2019)

Location:  Libreville, Gabon Event:  In honor of Labor Day, a government-sponsored parade is expected to take place on May 1 on the Boulevard Triomphal.  Police will be deployed and traffic will be diverted away from the area of the parade. Some civil society organizations have also announced plans to demonstrate against the government’s policies on the …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Following the student demonstrations since April 8, 2019, the Gabonese government announced on April 10 that secondary public schools would be closed until further notice.  Some private schools remain open.  U.S. citizens who might be impacted by this are advised to communicate with school officials for updated information on school status. U.S. citizens should be …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (January 7, 2019)

Location:  Countrywide Event:  In light of recent anti-government activity, the U.S. Embassy has requested that Embassy personnel restrict their movements to the area north of Léon-Mba International Airport from dusk tonight until dawn tomorrow.  Embassy personnel and their families are advised to continue to exercise increased caution tomorrow by avoiding the downtown area and limiting …

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Security Alert U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location: Gabon Event: Possible anti-government military activity underway. According to media reports, possible anti-government military activity is underway in Gabon.  There are reports of shots being fired at multiple locations in the city.  Travel within Libreville is limited, with checkpoints in Sabliere, on the road in front of the airport, and other locations throughout the …

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Security Alert U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon release date

Location: Gabon Event: Possible anti-government activity. Following media reports of anti-government activity and gunshots fired in Libreville early this morning, the Embassy has advised the family members of U.S. citizen employees and local staff members to remain in their homes today.  Out of an abundance of caution as we further assess the situation, the Embassy …

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Security Alert U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon release date

Location: Gabon Event: Possible anti-government military activity underway. According to media reports, possible anti-government military activity is underway in Gabon.  There are reports of shots being fired at multiple locations in the city.  Travel within Libreville is limited, with checkpoints in Sabliere, on the road in front of the airport, and other locations throughout the …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon (October 8, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Libreville, Gabon  (October 8, 2018) Location:   Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe Event:  A large crowd gathered in the city of Sao Tome near the Election Commission Headquarters at approximately 19:00 on Monday, October 8, 2018.   The crowd reportedly dispersed after a confrontation with the National Police. U.S. government personnel …

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Protest Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (February 5, 2018)

Location: Libreville, Gabon Event: Taxi drivers are currently on strike to protest mistreatment by police. Their refusal to work has resulted in an increase in transportation costs and disruptions to the transit system. Student groups have blocked public roads and protested in Awendje and PK12. Police are using tear gas to disperse protestors. Actions to …

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