Gabon Visa Requirements for Nigerians and other African Countries

Visitors from Nigeria require a visa to visit Gabon. Visas can be obtained by visiting the Gabonese embassy in Abuja Nigeria or by applying for an approval to obtain a visa online, then obtaining this visa on arrival.

Gabon is very strict with their visa policies. In Africa, the only countries that have access visa free access to them are their land bother neighbors which includes Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, The Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Chad. Other countries in Africa are South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritius.

To obtain a visa online, visit the evisa website at and then make an application. To be sure your application is successful, make sure you have an invitation letter from someone in Gabon. The site advices you can make a hotel reservation in a case where you do not know anyone in Gabon but I have personally found this to be untrue with a Nigerian Passport. They always turned me down. I have however seen friends who got the evisa approval when they submitted letter of invitation from Gabon. Now if you need this, do not worry, contact us to help you get it sorted out.

To make an application online, visit the site and then make your application. Be sure to have your passport details, travel dates a scanned passport photograph and a scanned copy of your international passport data page to complete this process. If successful, the country will send you an approval to get a visa on arrival. Payment for this visa will be done on arrival at Libreville Airport in Gabon. A single entry of one month costs 70 Euros while a 6 months’ multiple entry will cost you 185 Euros.

For Nigerians, it is more rather very easier to get a visa from their embassy in Abuja. You may not need to visit Abuja for this but someone has to present your application physically to the embassy. The following data is required for a visa:

  1. A fully completed application form. To be given to you at the embassy
  2. Bank Statement for 6 months
  3. Hotel Reservation
  4. International passport with at least a 6-month validity and 2 consecutive blank pages
  5. Letter of introduction from an employer or your business
  6. Two passport photographs
  7. Flight reservations for the intended trip
  8. Payment. For Nigerians, this amount as at October 2019 is 90,000 Naira for a single entry and 120,000 Naira for multiple entry.

For a multiple entry, your application can be processed in less than 2 days but single entries can take up to 3 days. Submissions can only be made the Gabonese Embassy in Abuja located at:

The Embassy of Gabon

33, Panama Street,
Off IBB Way, Maitama

Tel:234(0) 810 417 7970

Official Hours: Monday -Friday: 8:30 am – 4.00 pm

These visa fee for Nigeria is very different from what is obtainable in other African countries, you may need to consult the local embassy of the country you live in to find out other details.

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