Visa and entry requirements Gabon:
Passport required
To enter Gabon, German citizens need a visa, which can be obtained from the Gabonese diplomatic missions abroad e-Visas, or for a maximum period of 90 days since October 2017 can also be applied for upon entry at the airport/border crossing.
Visa costs: 80 euros

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Gabon:

Gabon is a country in Central Africa on the western Atlantic coast with around two million inhabitants. It borders the Republic of Congo to the south and east, Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. The equator runs through Gabon and its huge oil reserves make it one of the wealthier countries in Africa.

About 66% of the country's residents profess the Christian faith.

Gabon is one of the least populated states on the African continent, with half of the population living in the three largest cities of Libreville, Port-Gentil and Franceville. Other larger cities are Owendo, Oyem, Moanda, Ntoum, Lambarene, Mouila and Akanda. The country's official language is French and the official national currency is the CFA franc BEAC, where 1 euro is equivalent to around 655 XAF.

Gabon is one of the countries richest in natural resources in Africa, yet around 81% of the population live below the poverty line. The rich natural resources include petroleum, manganese, uranium, iron ore and gold. The country's main exports include crude oil and petroleum products, which account for around 85% of export revenue, as well as timber and manganese. The former large uranium deposits, on the other hand, are almost exhausted. Gabon is also one of the largest tropical wood exporting countries in Africa, as around two thirds of the country's area is covered by tropical rainforest. The country has the world monopoly for the precious wood okoume. In addition, some agricultural products are exported, such as coffee, cocoa, rubber, palm oil and sugar.

The capital of Gabon is Libreville with around 760,000 inhabitants. It is the largest city in the country and at the same time the economic and cultural center of Gabon. The main attractions of Libreville include the wooden church of St. Michel, the cathedral of St. Marie, the National Museum of Art and History, the French Cultural Center, the mausoleum of the first president Leon Mba, the presidential palace, the large market Marche du Mont-Bouet, the National Stadium, Saint Pierre Cathedral, Notre-Dame de Lourdes, Government House, Hassan II Mosque, Pointe-Denis Beach, Casino Croisette and Akanda National Park.

In August 2017 I visited Libreville and Gabon for two days during my Central Africa trip. Right from the start I was very surprised by the order and cleanliness of the city. Libreville is very modern in some places and you never feel like you are in Africa.

There are only a few highlights to see in Libreville, but it's still fun to walk up and down the boulevard along the water. On the day of my arrival I experienced the national holiday first hand, everyone was on their feet and gathered on Independence Boulevard in the usual national costumes.

Libreville makes a really good impression and is completely different from typical West Africa. Actually, I previously thought that walking around relaxed in a West African country was impossible. My hotel was upper middle class and the city's new airport is one of the most modern on the entire continent. The next day I went on to Sao Tome.