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Information about the e-Visa for Gabon

The e-Visa for Gabon is an electronic visa introduced by the Gabonese government in 2015 in order to expedite the visa-issuance process for the West African country and remove the need to wait in long border queues to apply for a visa on arrival or visit a Gabon consulate to submit an embassy visa application.

Citizens of any country who need a visa for Gabon are able to use the simple Gabon online visa application to obtain an entry permit for tourism, business, or transit purposes.

A Gabon visa online may be issued as either a single or multiple entry online visa for varying periods of validity from 1 to 6 months depending on the needs of the applicant.

An approved electronic Gabon travel visa is valid for entry at Léon-Mba Airport in Libreville.

To submit a Gabon online visa application, travelers are able to complete a simple electronic form with basic personal, passport, and travel information to receive an approved Gabon e-Visa sent by email.

To visit the country for longer periods of stay or purposes other than those permitted with an e-Visa, it is necessary to contact the nearest Gabon embassy or consulate for further information.

Highlights
Single or multiple entry e-Visa
For tourist, business, or transit purposes
Permits varying periods of stay
Valid from 1 to 6 months
Allows entry at Léon-Mba International Airport
What is Necessary?

Passport with minimum 6 months validity

Image of the biographical page of the passport

Recent photo of the traveler, passport-style

Email address

Gabon e-Visa Requirements

In order to apply for an e-Visa for Gabon, it is first necessary to meet the online Gabon visa requirements.

Electronic Gabon tourist visa requirements are the same as those applying for a transit or business visa, and state that the applicant must have:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival in Gabon, containing at least one blank page
  • Digital image of the passport information page
  • Recent color photograph of the applicant, passport-style
  • Current email address to which the visa for Gabon approval will be sent

Upon arrival at Léon-Mba International Airport, the traveler is required to present a printed copy of the entry authorization and pay the Gabon visa fees to receive a visa sticker in their passport and gain entry to the country.

Applicants should note that they must not arrive in Gabon before the date they specified on the online application form. It is necessary to arrive on the date indicated in order to be granted entry with the e-Visa.

Countries Eligible for Gabon

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Gabon

Countries Eligible for Gabon

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Covid Update for Gabon

Last update: 15/07/2021

All passengers arriving in Gabon must have a medical certificate showing a negative coronavirus PCR test result issued within the previous 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point, with the exception of children under 6 years old. Passengers must also have a confirmed quarantine hotel reservation for 24 hours, with the exception of those younger than 6, holders of a diplomatic passport, and passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they are fully vaccinated. Arrivals aged 6 and older are subject to another PCR test at their own expense. All nationals of the following countries (except residents of Gabon) are currently barred from entering the country: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Gabon Visa FAQ

  • What is the Gabon eVisa?

    The Gabon e-Visa, implemented in 2015, is an online visa that facilitates expedited entry to Gabon for foreign citizens arriving by air. It may be issued as a Gabon business visa or Gabon tourist visa, or as a visa to transit through Gabon.

  • Who is eligible for a Gabon e-Visa?

    The Gabon visa policy states that all foreign citizens who need a visa for Gabon are able to apply for an e-Visa if they are arriving in the country by air.

  • What is the validity period of the Gabon e-Visa?

    A Gabon electronic visa can be issued for multiple periods of validity depending on the needs of the traveler, from 1 to 3 months for a single entry e-Visa to 6 months for a multiple entry online visa.

  • What ports of entry can I use with the e-Visa for Gabon?

    An e-Visa for Gabon is only valid for entry by air at Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville.

  • How do I apply for an eVisa online for Gabon?

    To apply for an electronic Gabon visa, it is only necessary to fill in a simple online application form, which can be completed in a matter of minutes with basic personal information, passport data, and travel details such as the intended date of arrival.

    Once the application has been submitted and approved, the traveler receives an approved entry authorization for Gabon sent to their email address, which they can then print to present upon arrival in Gabon. After paying the mandatory Gabon visa fees, the traveler receives a sticker in their passport to gain entry to the country.

  • What do I need to submit an application for the Gabon electronic visa?

    In order to submit a Gabon visa online application, it is necessary to have:

    • A passport with a minimum validity of at least 6 months from the intended date of entry
    • A digital image of the passport’s biographical page
    • A digital color photograph of the traveler, taken within the last 6 months and passport-sized
    • A current email at which to receive the approved Gabon e-Visa document.
  • Is a Gabon online visa a single or multiple entry visa?

    The Gabon online visa may be issued as either a single or multiple entry e-Visa depending on the needs of the applicant.

  • How much does the Gabon online visa cost?

    The government Gabon visa cost varies depending on the number of entries the traveler requires, from US $100 for a single entry e-Visa to US $239 for a multiple entry online visa.

  • How long will my Gabon e-Visa take to process?

    The standard Gabon visa processing time is 72 hours, although in some cases this may take longer during busy travel periods.

  • Why was my e-Visa for Gabon application denied?

    The most common reason for the denial of a Gabon e-Visa application is that the information provided on the form contained small errors and did not exactly match the details of the applicant’s passport.

    Therefore, it is essential to carefully double-check all of the data on the form is correct before submitting the application to avoid any unnecessary processing delays or the refusal of the e-Visa.

  • Can I extend my e-Visa while in Gabon?

    It is only possible to extend a Gabon e-Visa with a validity of 1 month (extension of up to 2 months) or 2 months (for an extension of up to 1 month).

    This can be done by visiting the Directorate General of Documentation and Immigration (DGDI) in Libreville once the visa holder is in Gabon and before the e-Visa expires.

  • Do I need an e-Visa if I am in transit in Gabon?

    Citizens of select visa-required countries do not need a transit visa for Gabon if they are traveling to their onward destination on the same flight or on a connecting flight that departs within 24 hours of their arrival.

    Otherwise, it will be necessary to hold an e-Visa in order to transit through Gabon.

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