We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Gabon.
We are aware of clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Libreville following the recent election. The Department is monitoring the situation. You are advised to avoid unnecessary travel and to avoid public gatherings or areas where demonstrations are likely to take place. Protests may quickly turn violent without warning. You are advised to follow local media for information on the situation
Irish citizens in Gabon with concerns can call +353 (0)1 408 2527
Because there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Gabon, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.
If there is an emergency, or if you need help and advice, you can contact our Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin on +353 1 408 2000.
EU Directive on Consular Protection
Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.
Our tips for safe travels
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a family emergency
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates
- Read our Topical ‘Know Before You Go’ guide
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:48:54 BST