Gabon Insurance

Thanks to its forestry and oil resources, Gabon has the highest human development index in sub-Saharan Africa and is one of the most prosperous countries on the continent. However, there is a significant gap between the political development strategy and the reality of access to healthcare throughout the country. That’s why, whatever your reasons for coming to Gabon, international travel insurance or expatriate health insurance for you and your family is essential. This way, you can prevent any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. In addition, look for policies that cover repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

  • Political system: Republic
  • Capital : Libreville
  • Surface area : 267,667 Km²
  • Population : 1.2 million
  • Languages spoken: French
  • Currency : CFA Franc

Visas in Gabon

If you are a French national, you need an entry visa for Gabon. You must be able to show proof of a return or onward ticket (with visas or residence permits for the country of return or onward travel if necessary). When calculating visa processing times, please note that the Gabonese Consulate does not accept applications and withdrawals on Fridays.

French Embassy in Libreville
Boulevard de l’Indépendance – 1 rue du Pont-Pirah
BP 2125 – Libreville
Tel: (+241) 01 79 70 00

Embassy of Gabon in Paris
41, rue de la Bienfaisance- 75008 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Gabon

Vaccines and local diseases

When visiting Gabon, it is compulsory to be vaccinated against yellow fever, which is endemic in this part of the world. You are also strongly advised to keep your vaccinations up to date against :

  • diphtheria-tetanus-polio (DTP)
  • bacterial meningitis A+C+Y+W135
  • rubella-mumps and measles for children

Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes or linked to food hygiene are fairly common. So be extra vigilant to avoid the risk of malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya and typhoid fever.

Safety in Gabon

Gabon is a generally calm country, with a relatively low level of crime. However, the whole country is under reinforced vigilance, so be sure to observe safety rules. To do this, we recommend you read the Embassy’s recommendations on the France Diplomatie website.

Health and repatriation insurance in Gabon

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Gabon? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. It’s true that in recent years the Gabonese state has invested heavily in its hospital infrastructure, but these facilities still need to be able to employ enough qualified doctors. In these conditions, foreigners often prefer to use private medical services and take out repatriation insurance in case of problems.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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