Gabon Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by persons of 17 years of age or older of:
- 400 cigarettes or cigarillos or 125 cigars or 5000 grams of tobacco.
- 3 liter of wine or 1 liter of liquor;
- max. 500 grams of jewelry;
- personal effects.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Arms and ammunition require a license to be obtained from the Home Ministry, Libreville. Application should be made 3 months before departure.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.
For further details please refer to CITES:

Additional Information on regulations:

A phytosanitary certificate is required for plant species.


Rabies vaccination certificate or a veterinary certificate from the country of origin (issued less than 3 days before departure); dogs and cats less than 3 months old are exempt from such certificates.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Gabon.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

- Tourist trips: local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) and foreign currencies: up to XAF 200,000.- or equivalent.
- Business trips: local currency or foreign currencies: XAF 25,000.- per day with a maximum of XAF 500,000.-, or equivalent.
- Local currency and foreign currencies: up to XAF 200,000.- or equivalent, or up to the amounts imported and declared.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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