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Gabon Travel Restrictions

3,70% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 3,70% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Gabon.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Gabon with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Gabon for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Gabon entry details and exceptions

Travelers can enter Gabon by air. Land and sea borders are closed.


Outgoing travel to GabonTravelling from South Africa to Gabon

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Gabon.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport on arrival at their own expense. Travelers are then required to quarantine for 24 hours while the COVID-19 test is being processed.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 1 days upon entering Gabon.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport on arrival at their own expense. Travelers are then required to quarantine for 24 hours while the COVID-19 test is being processed. This does not apply to fully vaccinated travelers.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Gabon

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Gabon must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Gabon are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Gabon

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Gabon with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Gabon.

  • Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Gabon with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Gabon.

  • Travelers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from South Africa are required to isolate for 1 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Gabon is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Gabon are closed. Bars in Gabon are closed.