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Gabon visa requirements for South African citizens

Do South African citizens need a visa for Gabon?

South African citizens do not need a tourist visa when travelling to Gabon in 2024. South African passport holders can stay in Gabon for a short period of time (for 30 days). Please, read all the information below to make your trip easy and safe.

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Updated: 07/23/2024.

Entry requirements

visa free

Duration of stay

30 days

Purpose of travel


Passport validity for travel to Gabon

Passport must be valid on arrival.

Is it safe to travel to Gabon?

Gabon has a current risk level of 3.50 (out of 5). We highly recommend to reconsider your need to travel to Gabon. The safety index is based on travel advisories from independent 4 sources.

Safety index is provided by 07/22/2024.

Gabon customs rules

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.
Find more information on the customs regulations of Gabon page.

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