Gabon international travel guide

Gabon

Gabon is part of Africa with main city at Libreville. It's usually 🌤️ 25.74 °C in Gabon with a rainfall of 🌧 144.33 mm. Internet speed in Gabon is on average 1.7 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Central African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. Automatic teller machines are rare in Gabon. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~25.74 °C   🌧 ~144.33 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

Gabon has partially reopened its borders, allowing two international flights per airline per week. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result received no more than five days before travel. It's mandatory to wear a face mask in public. There is a curfew in place from 8pm to 5am. If you have overstayed your visa because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, you won’t be penalised when you leave. If you're staying in Gabon, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. We advise: Do not travel to Gabon.

issued date: July 10, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

Gabon uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Gabon uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Gabon. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Gabon is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Gabon is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 15,805.24 XAF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Airtel or Gabon Telecom. Gabon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Gabon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Gabon, dial +, then 241 (the country code for Gabon), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Gabon, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 01 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Police

117

Ambulance

144

Fire department

118

Last updated: January 1, 2021

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