Gabon

Capital Libreville

Population 1,802,278

Area 267,668 km2

Key facts

Gabon is a country located in Middle Africa. There are 3 countries (Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea) that Gabon shares its borders with. The official language of Gabon is French.

The national currency in Gabon is Central African CFA franc (XAF). The franc is subdivided into 100 centime.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 658.58 XAF and 1 USD is worth 670.5 XAF.

Gabonese
Banknotes

50010002000500010000

Gabonese
Coins

1251025100500

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Gabon is 60.28 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Gabon.12.85 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Gabon, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Gabon. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Gabon will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one All Saints' Day will take place on November 1.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNew Year's Day
March 12, 2022Renovation DayRenovation Day
April 17, 2022Women's DayWomen's Day
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayEaster Monday
May 1, 2022Labour DayLabour Day
May 6, 2022Martyr's DayMartyr's Day
June 6, 2022Moving holidayWhit MondayWhit Monday
August 15, 2022Assumption DayAssumption Day
August 17, 2022Independence DayIndependence Day
November 1, 2022All Saints' DayAll Saints' Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayBožić

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Gabon?

There are no Mariott hotels in Gabon.

There are no Hilton hotels in Gabon.

There are no IHG hotels in Gabon.

There are no Best Western hotels in Gabon.

There are Radisson hotels in Libreville.

There are no Accor hotels in Gabon.

What fast food chains are present in Gabon?

Poulet Nyembwe are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Gabon. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Gabon below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Gabon.

The KFC chain operates in Gabon.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Gabon.

The Subway chain does not operate in Gabon.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Gabon.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Gabon.

Weather

Today the sun in Libreville, rises at 6:06 AM and sets at 6:14 PM. The climate of Libreville may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Rain showersLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 28.1°C (82.58°F)
ThursdayOct 6ThunderstormLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 27.6°C (81.68°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 24.7°C (76.46°F)High: 27.3°C (81.14°F)
SaturdayOct 8ThunderstormLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
SundayOct 9ThunderstormLow: 24.7°C (76.46°F)High: 28.2°C (82.76°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 25°C (77°F)High: 28.9°C (84.02°F)

Weather data for Libreville (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Gabon.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Gabon.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 2.1, Gabon is placed 127th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Gabon traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 23.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Gabon

1730 Police
18 Ambulance
18 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Gabon?

Currently, citizens of 51 countries can enter Gabon without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Gabon.

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