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General Information

The official language of Gabon is French.

The national currency of Gabon is Central African franc (CFA).

1 CFA equals  .
equals  CFA.

Location

Gabon

The distance from to Gabon is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Gabon. Exercise normal precautions in Gabon. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 1730 to call the police in Gabon.

LGBT

Gabon has a score of -2 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Gabon ranks #95 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Gabon. Although there have been no reports of violence against LGBTI persons, discrimination, including in housing and employment, is a problem. Many LGBTI individuals choose to keep their status secret, except in trusted circles. Stigma is a likely factor in preventing the reporting of incidents.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Gabon should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines
  • Yellow Fever

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Gabon:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Gabon to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Gabon differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Gabon, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between Gabon and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Gabon. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 68–88°F  /  20–31°C 87% 57%
Sat November 09 70–88°F  /  21–31°C 93% 94%
Sun November 10 70–75°F  /  21–24°C 100% 100%
Mon November 11 68–80°F  /  20–27°C 98% 99%
Tue November 12 69–85°F  /  21–29°C 95% 93%
Wed November 13 70–86°F  /  21–30°C 96% 93%
Thu November 14 70–82°F  /  21–28°C 98% 99%
Fri November 15 70–84°F  /  21–29°C 93% 79%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:54 am and sets at 06:03 pm. This equates to 12.2 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Gabon, it is in . When the sun sets in Gabon, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Gabon.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Gabon.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 640.00 CFA in Gabon.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 5.00 CFA.

The legal drinking age in Gabon is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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