Here you will find important tips and useful information for Gabon.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Equatorial CFA franc XAF
Currency exchange rate
XAF 100 = ~ CHF 0.21 ; CHF 1 = ~ XAF 476.19 (07/2020)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
The Travel Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
Euros are preferred when using foreign currency to exchange for local currency (especially outside the cities).
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency.
Exchanging XAF in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Passport still valid 3 months after expiration of visa, visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
Libreville, Immeuble Hollando, Boulevard du bord du mer, Entrée portique arrière, 2ème étage
Tel. +241 76 53 54 / +241 72 31 59
7.45 - 11.45 h and 14.45 - 18.15 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 15.00 - 19.00 h (Mon - Sat)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.
Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
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