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 city.

The Embassy has advised local staff members to remain at home.  U.S. Citizen employees have been told to avoid the downtown area.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • 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