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 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 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
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.
The Gabonese government has implemented a number of 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 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
- U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon
Sablière, BP 4000
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444