Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Post-Election Civil Disturbance

The U.S. Embassy in Libreville informs U.S. citizens that sporadic vandalism, fires, road blocks, and security operations continue in limited parts of Libreville and other cities throughout Gabon.

The airport in Libreville is open and operational, and commercial flights are available.

The Embassy recommends U.S. citizens be aware of their surroundings and exercise caution in their movements.  U.S. government personnel assigned to the Embassy have been advised to restrict personal movements to the Sabliere, Angondje and Okala neighborhoods.  The Embassy continues to monitor the situation and will update you as appropriate.

Review your personal security plans and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

The Embassy is open for normal operations as of Tuesday, September 6.  Routine consular services are cancelled through Friday, September 9, but emergency consular services for U.S. citizens continue to be available.  Please consult the Embassy website for updated information on the Embassy’s operational status.

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