Visa policy of Gabon

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Visa policy of Gabon
  Gabon
  Visa free access
  Visa on arrival
  Visa required

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

Visitors who have recently been to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are refused entry due to Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa.

Visa on arrival[edit]

Only citizens of  Morocco[1] and  Mauritius[2] are visa exempt, while citizens of  South Africa[3] can visit Gabon by obtaining a visa on arrival.[4] Holders of an entry authorisation issued by Immigration prior to arrival, can obtain a visa on arrival.[5] Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports issued to nationals of Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo[disambiguation needed], Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, France, Guinea, Israel, Mali, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and only diplomatic passports of Angola and Germany do not require a visa for Gabon.[6]

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.[7]

e-Visa[edit]

Gabon announced the introduction of electronic visas for visitors in January 2015.[8][9]

The e-Visa was introduced in July 2015.[10][11] The visa is issued 72 hours after the application and is valid only for those arriving via Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visa Information". 
  2. ^ Mauritians to enjoy visa-free entry into Gabon
  3. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ Countries exempted from visas
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ Gabon to deliver e-visas, launches immigration website
  9. ^ E-visa, Direction Générale de la Documentation et de l'Immigration
  10. ^ L’e-visa Gabonais enfin une réalité pour les visiteurs étrangers
  11. ^ Tout comprendre sur le visa électronique d’entrée au Gabon
  12. ^ ETA Electronic Travel Autorisation of Gabon

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