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Gabon customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Gabon to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Gabon make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Gabon customs regulations.

Import regulations in Gabon

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

One of the following:

  • 400 cigarettes;
  • 125 cigars;
  • and 500 grams tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

All of the following:

  • 1 litre of wine;
  • 1 litre of liquor;
  • and 1 litre of eau de vie or rum.

Cash limit

  • Travellers who are arriving from an Economic Community of Central African State (CEMAC) country may carry an unlimited amount of CEMAC currency.
  • Travellers who are arriving from outside CEMAC may import a maximum of 4,000,000FCFA. Any amount over 1,000,000FCFA must be declared.
  • Travellers may import an unlimited amount of foreign currency, however it must be declared to customs upon arrival.

Other Goods

  • 500g jewellery.
  • Goods for personal use, including toiletries, clothing, electronics, sporting equipment, and musical instruments.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Illegal narcotics.
  • National treasures.
  • Organs and tissue from the human body.
  • Waste and radioactive waste.
  • Counterfeit goods.
  • Any media portraying child pornography.
  • Gris-gris or other voodoo talismans.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Cats, dogs, and other live animals require a veterinary certificate.
  • Plants and their derivative products such as fruit, flowers, and vegetables require a phytosanitary certificate.
  • Relics of any kind require special authorisation.
  • Cultural property requires a certificate issued by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
  • Certain medicines, narcotic and psychotropic substances require a medical certificate.
  • War materials, weapons, and ammunition require a licence for import.

Information has been updated: .