Gabon destination information

All you need to know before visiting Gabon

Gabon summary

Gabon is a medium sized country with around 2M Gabonese. Official language is French. Gabon uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Currency used in Gabon is Central African CFA franc (XAF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 125
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 181

ATMs in Gabon are Rare. Internet speed in Gabon is on average 1.7 Mbps.

🏙️ Libreville
🗣️ French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~151 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 268k km2 (103k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Gabonese visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Gabon uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

Languages 🗣️

  • French


Currency 💱

100 XAF = 0.16 USD

Gabon uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Gabon. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Gabon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Gabon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Gabon, dial +, then 241 (the country code for Gabon), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Gabon, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 01 .

international: + 241 01 1234567
calling local: 01 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Gabon is on average 1.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Gabon is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 15,805.24 XAF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Airtel or Gabon Telecom.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Gabon

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Gabonese visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Gabonese embassies

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