Visa policy of Gabon

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Gabon Visa issued to a national of Singapore
Entry stamp of Gabon
Exit stamp of Gabon

Most visitors to Gabon must obtain a visa in advance, either from one of the Gabonese diplomatic missions or online.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Gabon
  Visa free access
  Visa on arrival and eVisa

Visa policy[edit]

CItizens of the following 8 countries do not require a visa to enter Gabon for visits up to 90 days (unless otherwise noted):

Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports issued to nationals of Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Guinea, Israel, Mali, Russia, Senegal, South Korea and only diplomatic passports of Germany and Turkey do not require a visa for Gabon.[8]

Visa exemption agreement for diplomatic and service passports was signed with  Togo on 25 September 2018 and it is not yet ratified.[9][10]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of the following countries can visit Gabon by obtaining a visa on arrival for 90 days:

Also all holders of an entry authorisation issued by Immigration prior to arrival, can obtain a visa on arrival.[11]


Gabon announced the introduction of electronic visas for visitors in January 2015.[12][13]

The e-Visa was introduced from 15 June 2015,[14][15] and this e-visa system is usable by citizens of any country which requires a visa to visit Gabon. The visa is issued 72 hours after the application and is valid only for those arriving via Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville.[16]

Transit without a visa[edit]

Transit without a visa is possible for travellers continuing their trip to a third country by the same or first connecting plane within 24 hours or by the same plane if they are the citizens of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, People's Republic of China, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Not allowed for the citizens of Lebanon.[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Mauritians to enjoy visa-free entry into Gabon - AfricaMoney". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ AfricaNews. "Le Gabon supprime les visas pour les ressortissants d'Afrique centrale - Africanews". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ Africtelegraph (13 October 2017). "Le Gabon assouplit sa politique de délivrance de visas". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  6. ^ Africtelegraph (20 October 2017). "Sous la pression de la CEMAC, le Gabon ouvre ses frontières". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Immigration : L'e-visa est opérationnel - - Actualité du Gabon -". 10 July 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Gabon e-Visa". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
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  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ "Gabon to deliver e-visas, launches immigration website". BiztechAfrica. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  13. ^ "E-visa - | Emi-Immigration Gabon". | Emi-Immigration Gabon (in French). Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  14. ^ d'Info241, La rédaction. "L'e-visa Gabonais enfin une réalité pour les visiteurs étrangers -". (in French). Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  15. ^ "Immigration : L'e-visa est opérationnel - - Actualité du Gabon -". 10 July 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Gabon e-Visa". Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  17. ^ [3]

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