For holders of diplomatic and official passports:
For holders of national passports and other travel documents:
Holders of emergency travel documents in transit require a visa.
ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Gabon, a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival is mandatory. All passengers need to have a hotel reservation, which must be made via web platform https://voyageurs.assistcovid19.ga/home .
Upon arrival to Libreville, all passengers are subjected to PCR testing and must spend 24 hours in quarantine (at their own expence), until obtaining test results. Travel documents remain with the police until the test results are received. If the test is negative, travelers need to present a proof of paid hotel accommodation for the day spent in quarantine and afterwards they may collect their travel documents and carry on to the place of residence. If the test is positive the instructions of the Steering Committee for the Monitoring and Response Plan Against the Coronavirus Epidemic must be followed.
From hotel quarantine, the following categories are exempted:
- Diplomats, on condition of reciprocity;
- Persons who are fully vaccinated
- Persons who are ill or convalescents, with medical documentation proving that their condition requires appropriate heath care
- Crew members of commercial ships
- Minors (under the age of 18), without a companion.
ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY
Gabon is mainly accessed by airplane. A visa can be obtained at the Embassy of the Gabonese Republic is Moscow, covering the Republic of Serbia on a non-residential basis.
In addition to a visa, entering the country requires a yellow card – a certificate on vaccination against yellow fever.
SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT
No social security agreement has been signed.
HEALTH SITUATION – Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended as travel vaccination. In case of long-term stay or special exposure it is also recommended to get vaccinated against hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies and meningococcal disease. Dengue fever is also present in Gabon. There is no vaccine, chemoprophylaxis, or specific therapy for it. Malaria is also present throughout the year. Frequent application of insect repellent to all exposed areas of the skin is recommended during the day (dengue) and evenings and night (malaria). If possible, sleep under an impregnated mosquito net. Wear light cotton and similar clothing that covers the entire body. Medical care in the country cannot be compared to European standards. It is often highly problematic regarding technology, equipment and/or hygiene, particularly in the interior. Gabon lacks experienced specialist doctors, and a negligible number of them speak English, having in mind that the official language of Gabon is French.
SECURITY SITUATION – Petty crimes such as theft may occur in larger towns, such as Libreville, Franceville and Port-Gentil. Cases of purse-snatching and ATM credit card fraud have been more frequent lately. Money, personal ID, driver’s licences, airline tickets and other important documents should be kept safe. Cashless payment should be preferred, and amounts of cash sufficient for one day only should be carried on one's person, without unnecessary valuables. Particular caution should be exercised in large crowds.
TRANSPORT – Most taxis are in a very poor technical state. Due to frequent and serious technical malfunctions and risky behaviour by local drivers in traffic, the risk of accidents is elevated. Vehicles are often unlit, so the problem is even more pronounced at night. Only hail empty taxi vehicles and agree on the fare in advance with the driver. Also pay attention to the exterior appearance of the vehicle. During your stay in Gabon you may only drive a motor vehicle with an international driving permit.
OTHER – The local currency is the Gabonese franc. Cash withdrawal from ATMs and payment with credit cards is only possible in certain cases (e.g. in large hotels). It is recommended to have sufficient cash on one’s person in euros or US dollars and to exchange it at the airport or in banks. Large hotels also exchange foreign currency for their guests in accordance with the official exchange rate.
During your stay in Gabon , for consular assistance and protection you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Luanda, Angola, covering Gabon on a non-residential basis, at the following telephone number: +244 222 321 421, 222 327 240, 222 320 393, or mobile telephone number + 244 945 904 912 or e-mail email@example.com