Gabon travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Gabon 🇬🇦

Gabon is part of Africa with main city at Libreville. Its Developing country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Central African CFA franc. The languages spoken are French. the Gabonese Republic is the formal name of Gabon It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~25.17 °C   🌧 ~283.54 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Gabon with new information in Where to get help. We haven't changed the level  – ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’.

issued date: January 9, 2019

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General

🔌 Sockets

Gabon uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are French

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Gabon uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Gabon. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Gabon is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Gabon is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 15,805.24 XAF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Airtel or Gabon Telecom. Gabon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Gabon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Gabon, dial +, then 241 (the country code for Gabon), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Gabon, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 01 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Police

117

Ambulance

144

Fire department

118

Last updated: October 8, 2019