Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon

Location: Gabon

Event:  An imposed curfew remains in effect in Gabon between 18:00 and 06:00, until further notice.

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to limit unnecessary movements during the imposed curfew.

The U.S. Embassy has received reports the borders are currently closed.  The Libreville airport is open for domestic flights; international flights remain suspended until further notice.

American Citizen Services:  Between September 5, 2023, and September 8, 2023, the U.S. Embassy will accept walk-in American Citizen Services between 08:00 and 12:00.

Actions to Take:

  • Respect the curfew.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Make contingency plans to leave.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Gabonese visa.
  • Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance: 

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444