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 notice.

The Gabonese government has implemented a number of other restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19.  Please visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 website for a summary of restrictions that are currently in place.  It is possible that the Gabonese government will implement further restrictions on movement.  All U.S. citizens should continue to prepare by ensuring they have sufficient food, medicine, and supplies should they need to remain at home for an extended period of time.

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 D.C. on March 27.  Although there are no additional flights planned at this time, the U.S. Embassy in Libreville will continue to explore all options for U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States.

If you are a U.S. citizen who wishes to return to the United States, please send the following information to

  • Your full name as spelled in your passport
  • Nationality
  • Current phone number and WhatsApp number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Passport number, date of issuance, date of expiration. If not a U.S. passport, please note country of issuance.
  • Current location (city, country, hotel name if not in residence)
  • Health condition and special considerations
  • Number of U.S. citizens in your party. Please note any non-U.S. citizen immediate family members seeking to travel with you.
  • Gabonese visa status (i.e. valid until MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Employer or affiliation within Gabon

You will receive a response if and when travel options become available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  In the meantime, please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and updates from the U.S. Embassy Libreville.

Effective March 16, U.S. Embassy Libreville has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.


  • S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Sablière, BP 4000

Libreville, Gabon

(241) 011-45-71-00

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444