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 unnecessary travel.

Although the Léon-Mba International Airport is open at this time, a number of flights have been cancelled. Those who plan to travel in the next few days should contact the airport or their airline to confirm flight status.

The U.S. Embassy is monitoring the situation and will send updated alerts as additional information becomes available.


 Actions to Take:


  • Avoid the downtown area.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Monitor local media for updates.



U.S. Embassy Libreville Gabon

+241 0145 7100



State Department – Consular Affairs

888-477-4747 or 202-501-4444

Gabonese Republic Country Information

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