Gabon Yellow Fever - WHO Advice African Region
Gabon is a high priority country for the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemic (EYE) strategy. Vaccination is the primary intervention for the prevention and control of yellow fever. In urban centres, targeted vector control measures are also helpful to interrupt transmission. WHO and partners will continue to support local authorities to implement these interventions to control the current outbreak.
WHO recommends vaccination against yellow fever for all international travellers to Gabon, from nine months of age.
Yellow fever vaccination is safe, highly effective and provides life-long protection. In accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005), the validity of the international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever extends to the life of the person vaccinated. A booster dose of yellow fever vaccine cannot be required of international travellers as a condition of entry.
WHO has published guiding principles for immunization activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and has developed specific operational guidance for conducting mass vaccination campaigns in the COVID-19 context. The EYE Strategy will support rapid resumption of preventive yellow fever activities according to WHO guidance.
WHO encourages its Member States to take all actions necessary to keep travellers well informed of risks and preventive measures, including vaccination. Travellers should also be made aware of yellow fever signs and symptoms and instructed to rapidly seek medical advice if experiencing signs and symptoms suggestive of yellow fever infection. Travellers returning to Gabon who may be infected with yellow fever may pose a risk for the establishment of local cycles of yellow fever transmission in areas where the competent vector is present.
WHO does not recommend any restrictions on travel and trade to Gabon on the basis of the information available on this outbreak.
Gabon Visa Information
Gabon Visa: It is a electronic authorization granted by a Gabon Immigration to a eligible foreign visitors, allowing them to enter, remain within, or to leave Gabon. Gabon e-Visa typically may include limits on the duration of the foreigner's stay. Eligible citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter Gabon generally must first obtain a Gabon visa in advance so called a online pre-visa, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.
Gabon visa application form
Starting the Gabon visa application, you must complete the Gabon Visa application form and include the processing documents, which are a scan copy of international passport biopage, with at least six months validit and a color photograph.
How can I apply for a Gabon Visa online?
Applying for a Gabon eVisa is very simple and can be done 100% online. You are able to apply Gabon visa online or you’ll have to apply by post. If there is no Gabon representation in your country, you can always apply online. Get approval within 24 Hours. Apply Gabon visa and receive approved gabon e-Visa via e-Mail.Gabon Government Visa Fees
From one (1) to three (3) months single entry, the cost is 70 EUR or 45000 XAF + 15 EUR as file processing fee. For six (6) months with multiple entries which cost 185 EUR or 120000 XAF + 15 EUR as file processing fee. Government fee, which shall be paid at point of entry, one of the dedicated e-Visa counters. our Service fees includes
Gabon eVisa Validity
A Gabon electronic visa can be issued for multiple periods of validity depending on the needs of the traveler, from 1 to 3 months for a single entry e-Visa to 6 months for a multiple entry online visa. Currently e-Visas are valid only for those wanting to visit Gabon by air via Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville.Gabon Visa Extension
The Gabon e-Visa can be extended by going to the Générale à la Documentation et l'Immigration in Libreville. Gabon visa for 3 or 6 months cannot be extended. While a visa of 1 month may be extended for 2 months and a visa for 2 months may be extended for one additional month.How long can you stay in Gabon?
Short-term visitors to Gabon are permitted to stay up to 90 days. Visitors who wish to remain in the country for longer than 90 days must obtain a residence permit (carte de séjour). Exit visas for U.S. residents with a carte de séjour are no longer required.
Travel Visa for Gabon
The travel visa for Gabon is easy to get, with virtually everyone who travels South getting it in Lomé, Togo. A one month visa costs FCFA50,000.00 XAF. A two month visa is twice as much, and a three month is triple. The visa can normally be collected the day after you apply, though you can pay an extra FCFA15,000.00 XAF to pick it up the same day. Gabon Extensions refer to visa extension pageGabon Visa Required Paperwork
Gabon e-Visa Requirements
- Passport valid for at least six months from arrival date
- Applicant recent face photograph, passport-style
- International passport biopage
- Proof of Accommodation
- Travel Itinerary
- Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or invitation letter for business/family visits.
- Yellow Fever Certificate check with WHO website
Entering Gabon with a Car or Motorbike
Entry with a Carnet de Passage is free, the passavant costs CFA10,000.00 XOF, Permitted length of stay With a passavant it's one month.Gabon Car or Motorbike Required Paperwork
- Passport of registered owner.
- Drivers license of registered owner.
- Original vehicle registration.
- Proof of vehicle insurance - they might not ask for it, but it’s better to have it.
- (OPTIONAL) Carnet de Passage
- (Only required for two borders near Bitam) Printed hotel reservation with telephone number.
Process at border
- Get yourself stamped in at Immigration.
- Go to Douane to get a temporary import for the vehicle. Using the vehicle registration the officer will write out a Passavant, valid for one month.
- If you have a Carnet de Passage, you don't need the Passavant.
- If you arrive at borders that are North or West of Bitam then you'll need a printed hotel reservation. They phone the hotel to check the reservation. They write a fiche and instruct you to visit immigration in Bitam where a passport photo copy and fiche are handed over to get your passport stamped. Check online Gabon OverLand for more information
Gabon Cost of entry
Entry with a Carnet de Passage is free, the passavant costs CFA10,000.00 XOF
Exiting with a vehicle
- Get yourself stamped out at Immigration.
- Get your Carnet de Passage stamped out if you have one.
All should be free, do not pay for this.