Traveling to Gabon

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  2. Traveling to Gabon

United States citizens must have a valid visa to enter Gabon. For information about Gabonese visas please contact:

Consulate General of Gabon (in New York, NY)
18 East 41st Street
New York, New York 10117-6222
Telephone: (212)683-7371

Embassy of Gabon (in Washington DC)
2034 20th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington DC 20009
Telephone: (202)797-1000
Fax: (202) 332-0668

American Citizen Updates

 All US citizens travelling or residing in Gabon or São Tomé & Príncipe are encouraged to sign up to receive updates from the Embassy. This allows the Embassy to know more accurately the number and location of U.S. citizens in country should an emergency arise.  There is no fee for this service.  American citizens may register online through the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program or in person at the Embassy.

Travel Warnings & Travel Alerts

Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country.  The State Department issues Travel Alerts to disseminate information quickly about terrorist threats and other relatively short-term conditions that pose significant risks or disruptions to Americans. The State Department recommends that travelers check the Travel Warnings webpage for the most recent country information.

Country Information

The State Department’s Country Specific Information for Gabon and Sao Tome & Principe provides information on such matters as the health conditions, crime, currency, entry requirements and other general information.  The CIA World Factbook and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also provide general information for travelers.

Consular officers cannot act as travel agents, banks, lawyers, investigators, or law enforcement officers. Please do not expect them to find you employment, get you residence or driving permits, act as interpreters, search for missing luggage, or settle disputes with hotel managers. They can, however, tell you how to get help on these and other matters.