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You will need to quarantine for 10 days unless you've been fully vaccinated in the UK*, as well as taking a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK, you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
*If you were fully vaccinated in the UK at least 14 days ago, you do not need to quarantine, but still need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and one PCR test on return to the UK (Day 2).

Gabon Travel Restrictions

Updated:

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07/2021

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Reviewed:

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Who can travel to

Gabon

?

Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders,Passengers with pre-approval for entry

Accepted tests for entry

PCR

Test window

3 days

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Gabon COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Gabon

?

Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders,Passengers with pre-approval for entry

Do children need to be tested?

Testing is not required for children under the age of 6 years old.

Test Requirements

PCR

Test window

3 days

Result format

Print

Quarantine required and quarantine length

Yes

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Can You Travel To Gabon?

UK nationals must receive authorisation from the Gabonese Ministry of Foreign Affairs before travelling to Gabon. Authorisation can be obtained by sending an e-mail addressed to the ‘Minister’ or ‘Secretary General’ at the following e-mail address: ginetedzang2@gmail.com.

All passengers travelling to Gabon must present a valid negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test no older than 3 days or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate for entry into Gabon. For more details for vaccinated travellers, please see the relevant FAQ.

On 16 March 2020, the Government of Gabon announced the suspension of tourist visas for British nationals. For full information on the visa application process, visit the website of the Gabonese Embassy in the UK.

On arrival, all passengers must take a compulsory test for COVID-19 at Libreville Airport. Passengers are then required to self-isolate for 24 hours whilst the COVID-19 test is being processed. If the COVID-19 test is negative, passengers will be issued a test certificate, which is valid for 14 days and can be renewed at the end of this period after another test is undertaken.

If a COVID-19 test taken at the airport is positive, then passengers are required to continue self-isolation and await specific instructions from Gabonese health authorities. All COVID-19 tests taken in Gabon supersede any that were taken before arrival in Gabon.

Local Measures

  • The Grand (Greater) Libreville area comprising of the three municipalities of Libreville, Owendo, Akanda and Ntoum is in confinement or lockdown. Travel in and out of the Grand Libreville area is prohibited. Holders of COVID-19 vaccination certificates can travel within the Greater Libreville without restrictions during curfew hours.
  • There is a daily curfew from 9pm to 5am. People holding a Laissez-Passer (a pass issued to people carrying out essential services during curfew hours) will have to renew this via a new internet platform laissezpassercovid19@gouv.ga. New passes with a QR code will soon be available, to avoid counterfeiting.
  • Markets have reopened as normal.
  • Restaurants with a terrace have reopened. A valid negative COVID-19 tests or vaccination certificate is compulsory for access to a restaurant. Standard tests are now free of charge, but results are released after 3-5 days. There is a VIP faster option for CFA 20 000, approximately £27.00, with results available within 24 hours.
  • All place of worship can only open one day a week, with a maximum of 30 people.
  • Bars and motels have reopened until 8:30pm.
  • Access to restaurants and places of worship is subject to presentation of negative PCR test or a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
  • Wearing of masks in public is compulsory from the age of 5 years old.

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Travelling To Gabon FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Gabon

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Gabon, only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Gabon

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Gabon, only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted. You will not be able to use an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to enter Gabon but you will be able to use one to return to the UK.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

Gabonis currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days. If you would like the opportunity to leave quarantine early, you can also book a Test to Release test. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

Gabon is currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. However, because you have both vaccinations, you can return to the UK and only take a Day 2 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will not need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days (unless you test positive). Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

Gabon

with a double vaccination certificate?

Gabon does not accept vaccination as an entry requirement and so you will need to provide a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

Gabon

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from Gabon is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than Gabon, you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

For all countries, including Gabon, you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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