COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   06/13/2022

***  As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

On March 9, 2022, Gabon announced the lifting of main measures taken to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Gabon? Yes
    • The following sites offer COVID-19 testing in the greater Libreville area (
      • Hôpital de Campagne (Field Hospitals): Stade d’angondje
      • Centre de Santé (Health Centers): Awendje, Okala, Louis, Owendo, London, La Peyrie, Lalala, Nzeng Ayong, Glass
      • Centre Médicaux (Medical Centers): Ntoum
      • Hôpitaux (Hospitals): Hôpital de Nkembo, Hôpital Sino-gabonais, Hôpital égypto-gabonais
      • Centres Hospitaliers Régionaux (Regional Hospital Centers): MELEN
      • Centres Hospitaliers Universitaires (University Hospital Centers): Libreville, Owendo, Mère-Enfant Jeanne Ebori
      • Structures Privées (Private Institutions): Polyclinique Chambrier, Cabinet médical inter-entreprises, Cabinet ORL Dr Edzang
      • Unités Mobiles (Mobile Units): Gigi, aéroport, Charbonnages, Awendje, SNI
      • Hôpitaux Militaires (Military Hospitals): Akanda
      • Infirmeries Garde Républicaine (Republican Guard Clinics): Infirmerie principale, Groupement d’intervention parachutiste, Groupement aérien présidentiel
      • Infirmeries Gendarmerie Nationale (National Gendarmerie Clinics): Santé maternelle et infantile, Gros bouquet, Owendo
      • Infirmeries Forces De Police Nationale (National Police Force Clinics): Komo, Sorbonne, Santé maternelle et infantile Fopi
      • Infirmeries Forces Armées Gabonaises (Gabonese Armed Forces Clinics): Infirmerie principale Louembet (Baraka), 1er Régiment de parachutistes gabonais
      • Laboratoires (Laboratories): Laboratoire Professeur Daniel Gahouma, Laboratoire national de santé publique

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Gabon approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Gabon for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
    • Which vaccines are available in Gabon? Sinopharm and Pfizer
    • Information about Gabon’s vaccination program can be obtained locally by calling the Gabon vaccination call center at 1314.  Updated information is provided by the Government of Gabon on their Facebook page: Info Covid19 GABON – Home | Facebook.
    • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
    • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
  • Visa extensions for residents and tourists should be requested in advance at the Direction General de I’Emi-Immigration (DGDI), located in Olumi, Libreville.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Commercial air travel continues with limited international flights per airline per week. Crossing land and sea borders for commercial goods and services requires prior authorization. Tourists are not permitted to arrive by land or sea.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Consular Operations

  • US Embassy Libreville offers ACS services by appointment, and emergency needs basis. If you have questions about a U.S. passport, CRBA, or notary, please contact us at  Routine services are by appointment only.  Appointments must be scheduled online.
  • U.S. Embassy Libreville’s Visa Section is open for all services. Due to high volume of visa appointment requests, we strongly encourage individuals to schedule their appointment as soon as possible.

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