Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon (April 1, 2020)
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 yet been scheduled, the Embassy is continuing to explore options for U.S. citizens who wish to depart from Gabon for the United States. If a flight becomes available, the Embassy will issue an alert with all relevant details. To receive alerts and updates from the Embassy, please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
In the meantime, the Embassy is compiling a list of U.S. citizens who are interested in returning 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 LibrevilleACS@state.gov:
- Your full name as spelled in your passport
- 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
The Embassy will contact you if and when a flight becomes available. Priority will be given to U.S. citizens who are at higher risk of severe illness if exposed to COVID-19 (including older adults and persons with underlying medical conditions), U.S. citizen minor children, and adult U.S. citizens in need of medical assistance. Requests from other U.S. citizens will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.
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 travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Gabon.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s websiteon the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon
Sablière, BP 4000
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Gabon Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.
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