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Gabon Travel Restrictions

5.27% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 4.65% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Gabon.
Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Gabon with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Gabon for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Gabon entry details and exceptions

Travelers can enter Gabon by air. Land and sea borders are closed.


Outgoing travel to GabonTravelling from New Zealand to Gabon

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Gabon.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport on arrival at their own expense. Travelers are then required to quarantine for 24 hours while the COVID-19 test is being processed.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 1 days upon entering Gabon.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the airport on arrival at their own expense. Travelers are then required to quarantine for 24 hours while the COVID-19 test is being processed. This does not apply to fully vaccinated travelers.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Gabon

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Gabon must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Gabon will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Gabon

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Gabon with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Gabon.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Gabon with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Gabon.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 1 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Gabon is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Gabon are closed. Bars in Gabon are closed.