Gabon visa requirements for Angolans

Travel and visa requirements

Gabonese Visa is not required for Angolans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • For Angola citizens intending to visit Gabon, the electronic visa is valid for a maximum of 30 days of stay after issued.
  • Gabon’s electronic visa may be extended for another 30 days total by contacting the local police station or immigration office.
  • No sticker will be issued to citizens applying for the electronic visa.
  • Super rush processing times for Gabon electronic visas are approximately 24 hours.
  • Angolans are required to print out 2 copies of the electronic visa certificate. 
  • Visitors are required to give one copy of the electronic visa certificate to the immigration department as your travel visa upon arrival in Gabon and one copy upon departure.
  • The estimated flight time from Angola to Gabon is 2 hours, 20 minutes.
  • Gabon uses West Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+1) hence, there is no time difference between Gabon and Angola.
  • Visitors are required to provide one copy of proof of vaccination for yellow fever.
  • Visitors aged 17 years old or more are allowed the free import of 250 grammes of tobacco, 200 cigarettes or cigarillos, or 50 cigars; 50 grammes of perfume; Two litres of alcoholic drinks and Presents up to a total value of XOF 5,000.
  • There are no restrictions on tobacco or tobacco articles of Cameroon origin imported from Cameroon.
  • Visitors are not required to pay any airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • An import permit is needed for transporting arms and ammunition from the Home Ministry, Libreville and applications should be submitted 3 months before departure.
  • Visitors are required to hold a hotel voucher or a letter of invitation issued by the sponsor and onward or return tickets.
  • To bring in pets, visitors must have a certificate of vaccination against rabies or a veterinary certificate issued by the home country less than three days before departure; dogs and cats less than three months old are exempted from such certificates.
  • Gabon is a country along the Atlantic coast of Central Africa, has significant areas of protected parkland. 
  • Gabon has one of the lowest population density of any country in Africa.
  • Ethnic boundaries are less sharply drawn in Gabon than elsewhere in Africa. Most ethnicities are spread throughout Gabon, leading to constant contact and interaction among the groups, and there is no ethnic tension.
  • It is estimated that 80% of Gabon's population can speak French and that 30% of Libreville residents are native speakers of the language. Nationally, 32% of the Gabonese people speak the Fang Language as a mother tongue.
  • Gabonese cuisine is influenced by French cuisine, but staple foods are also available
  • Tourists are very attracted to the forested coastal terrain of its famed Loango National Park shelters a diversity of wildlife, from gorillas and hippos to whales. 
  • The Lopé National Park in Gabon is known for its rainforest and the Akanda National Park for its mangroves and tidal beaches.
  • Tourism in Gabon is underdeveloped. Despite this, attractions include beaches, ocean and inland fishing facilities, the falls on the Ogooué River, and the Crystal Mountains.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to visit Gabon?

Although Gabon is, by and large, a safe country in which few travellers experience any problems, it doesn't hurt to remain cautious and be prepared for potential dangers. Contrary to what you might expect, tropical disease, most notably malaria, poses the biggest safety threat, at any time of year.

Are there healthcare facilities in Gabon?

Gabon's medical facilities are generally considered one of the best in West Africa, with 90 per cent of the population having access to health care.

What is the national food of Gabon?

This spicy chicken dish (Poulet Nyembwe) is the national dish of Gabon. The word Nyembwe means palm oil in the Myene language which is spoken in Gabon. Essentially, Poulet Nyembwe is chicken cooked and flavoured with palm oil. Smoked chicken is usually used to prepare it.

Can I drink tap water in Gabon?

To be on the safe side, it is better not to drink the tap water in Gabon unless you have water-purifying tablets. Bottled water is widely available, as are soft drinks (usually referred to as jus) like Coca-Cola, Sprite and Fanta, beers, wines and spirits.