Gabon Visa Policy

Browse the Gabon visa policy to discover if you need travel authorization to visit the country in Central Africa.

Visa Policy for Gabon

The visa policy of Gabon outlines the restrictions which determine who may enter the Central African country without a visa and who needs a visa for Gabon.

Gabonese visa policy currently states that there are under 5 countries whose citizens do not need a visa for Gabon, all nationals of other African states. These travelers are able to enter Gabon visa-free for stays between 30 and 90 days depending on their nationality by presenting a valid passport at Gabonese border controls.

Up to 150 nationalities from across the globe are able to apply for a Gabon electronic visa through a simple online application. The form only takes minutes to complete with basic personal, passport, and travel information.

Once approved, the e-Visa for Gabon is sent to the traveler by email, removing the need to visit an embassy or consulate to obtain a visa in person or endure long waits to complete a visa on arrival application at the border.

An approved Gabon e-Visa allows the holder to visit the country for tourism, business, or transit purposes. It may be granted for either a single entry or multiple entries, and for a period of validity between 1 to 6 months depending on the traveler’s needs.

To visit Gabon for other purposes or longer periods of stay, it is necessary to obtain a visa from a Gabonese diplomatic government office in advance. Additionally, over 45 nationalities must have an approved Gabon visa from an embassy no matter their travel purpose or intended period of stay.

At present, there are no Gabon visa bans in place for any foreign citizens.

Find more detail about the different visa types for Gabon below.

Tourist Visa Policy for Gabon

Gabon visa rules and regulations state that visitors from over 235 countries and territories worldwide must have an approved visa to visit the country for tourism, whether this is an electronic visa obtained online, a visa on arrival, or a visa issued by a Gabonese embassy or consulate.

Citizens of up to 150 countries are eligible to apply for a tourist e-Visa for Gabon for varying periods of short stay through a simplified online visa application, which just takes a few minutes to fill in and submit for approval.

To submit a tourist visa for Gabon application online, eligible travelers are simply required to fill in an online form with personal and contact details, passport information, and basic travel plans, and upload a few pieces of supporting documentation.

This simplified application protocol eliminates the need to wait in long queues to complete a visa on arrival application at the Gabonese border. Holders of a Gabon tourist e-Visa are simply required to present their approval letter and pay the visa fees at an immigration checkpoint to gain entry to the country.

Citizens of roughly 45 countries not eligible for the e-Visa program are required to obtain an embassy tourist visa for Gabon from their nearest Gabonese diplomatic government office in advance of travel.

Discover more detailed information about these tourist visa types for Gabon below.

e-Visa

Gabonese laws regarding visa policy identify around 145 nationalities eligible to apply for an e-Visa for Gabon, an electronic visa implemented in 2015 to expedite entry into the country for short stays.

The simplified Gabon electronic visa program allows travelers to easily obtain an online entry permit for the Central African country, for either a single entry or multiple entries depending on their needs. It removes the need to wait in a long line to fill in an application form and supply paper supporting documents on arrival at immigration checkpoints.

To apply for a Gabon e-Visa, it is simply necessary to complete a basic online form and upload digital supporting documents to receive an approved travel authorization sent by email.

The traveler can then simply present a printed version of this document alongside their passport to a border official on arrival, and pay the visa fee, to gain expedited entry to the country.

An approved online visa for Gabon is issued for purposes of either tourism, business, or transit, and may be valid for between 1 to 6 months depending on the requirements of the applicant.
It permits holders entry to Gabon at Léon-Mba Airport in Libreville.

Discover a complete list of countries eligible to apply for a Gabon e-Visa below.

e-Visa: Country list

  • 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

Visa On Arrival

Gabonese immigration policy states that travelers from just over 45 countries are able to obtain a visitor’s visa on arrival by queuing at a border entry checkpoint of Gabon.

A visa on arrival for Gabon is issued for a maximum stay of 90 days, for purposes of tourism, transit, or business activities. The protocol of obtaining this visa type requires the visitor to queue in an immigration line on arrival to be handed a visa application by border authorities.

They are then asked to complete the form with a variety of personal information, passport details, and travel plans and supply the immigration officer with a range of supporting documents in paper form.

It is also necessary to pay the mandatory Gabon visa on arrival fee before the application can be processed and approved.

As submitting a visa on arrival application often involves long waits in border queues, travelers are advised to apply for the Gabon e-Visa in advance of travel if it is available for their nationality. This simplified application protocol removes the need to fill out a form at the border and grants expedited entry to the country.

Browse the list below to discover if the Gabon visa on arrival is available for your nationality.

Visa On Arrival: Country list

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Gabon immigration requirements identify approximately 45 nationalities who need a visa from an embassy or consulate to visit the Gabonese Republic no matter the intended duration of stay or travel purpose.

A Gabon visa from an embassy may be issued for a variety of purposes, as either a tourist visa, business visa, transit visa, work visa, student visa, resident visa, or other visa option. It may be granted as either a single or multiple entry travel document and for a range of periods of stay and validity depending on the needs of the traveler.

To apply for a Gabon embassy visa, the individual must first make an appointment at the nearest Gabonese diplomatic government office and complete a visa application form to bring along to the confirmed consular interview.

It is also necessary to supply consular officials with a range of varying supporting documents depending on the intended purpose of the travel and to pay a mandatory embassy visa fee before the application can be submitted for processing.

Those who need an embassy visa for Gabon are advised to begin the application protocol well in advance of their intended date of arrival in the Republic. This is because it may take several weeks for the document to be processed and approved.

Check the list below to discover if you need an embassy travel visa for Gabon.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

  • Aland Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacao
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Tokelau
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna

Visa Not Required

Gabon travel visa restrictions state that citizens of approximately 5 other countries in Africa do not need a visa to visit Gabon.

A visa-exempt stay in Gabon is granted for purposes of tourism, business, or transit activities. The period of stay permitted varies from 30 to 90 days depending on the visitor’s nationality.

Holders of diplomatic, official, or service passports from a number of other countries, mostly other African nations, are also granted visa exemption for Gabon, as well as diplomatic passport holders of Germany and Turkey.

Additionally, citizens of a select few countries are able to pass through the country without a Gabon transit visa if they are continuing their trip on the same flight or a connecting flight leaving within 24 hours of their arrival. Otherwise, a transit visa for Gabon will be required.

To gain visa-free entry to Gabon, eligible citizens are simply required to present a passport valid for at least 6 months on arrival at a Gabonese border entry checkpoint.

To visit Gabon for longer periods of stay or purposes not permitted without a visa, such as to work or study, citizens from visa-exempt countries are required to obtain an approved visa from a Gabonese embassy or consulate in advance.

Find a complete list of visa-free countries for Gabon below.

Visa Not Required: Country list

  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • United Kingdom

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