Gabon is located in West Central Africa, and despite its small size, it is one of the wealthiest countries in Africa. The fact that they have mineral reserves and a little population help with their economy, but tourism is increasing as well. The most popular attractions in Gabon are the pristine beaches and the safaris. Depending on which region you visit, you can experience luxury safaris and see elephants, buffalo, monkeys, parrots, and much more. The people are welcoming, and the food is delicious. Not to mention that all amenities come at a reasonable price, which is why many people who want to go to Africa choose Gabon.
However, before you go to Gabon, you must check its visa policy to see if you need to obtain a visa before departure. Lucky for you, Gabon’s visa policy is lenient and pretty clear. First of all, there are 8 countries whose citizens can enter Gabon without a visa and stay there for up to 90 days, unless it is otherwise noted. But that is not bad news for the rest of the nationalities. Visas on arrival are available for many nationals, and they grant a 90-day stay. And if that is not enough, Gabon adopted the electronic visa system back in 2015, which means that all the rest of the travelers can apply online for their visa. It is worth mentioning that people who are eligible for a visa on arrival also qualify for an electronic visa. Basically, everyone in the world can travel to Gabon without wasting time at the embassy.
An important aspect that should be mentioned is that electronic visas can be used only if the applicant plans to enter the country through Leon Mba International Airport in Libreville. If that is not the case, you need to visit the nearest embassy of Gabon and apply for your visa there.
If you want to know under which category you fall, it is best if you use iVisa’s Visa Checker. All you are required to do is select your nationality from the drag-down menu and put Gabon as your destination. You will be let know what to do next. Of course, you are free to go to the nearest diplomatic mission of Gabon, but who would want to when the alternatives are so appealing?
Unfortunately, iVisa does not process Gabon visa applications at the moment, but that will change in the future. Until then, we are more than happy to put our support service at your disposal. Our consultants are available 24/7, and the service is free of charge.
As for the requirements, there is no cause for concern here either. If you apply at the embassy, the best thing for you to do is call them and ask about the requirements there. However, we can tell you that you need a valid passport that does not expire sooner than 6 months from the date of arrival in Gabon. For other information, you should check with the diplomatic mission.
We regret that we cannot process Gabon visa applications at the moment, but we are working on it. As soon as Gabon becomes a supported country on iVisa, we will provide the most straightforward application process on the market.