Visa at the border
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 5, 2013 5:40 AM Last Post By: bkester
May 2, 2013 11:30 PM
Visa at the borderSave yourself the trouble of getting a visa before heading to Gabon. We applied for one at the embassy in Yaoundé (because we read everywhere that you need one before arrival), and it was a bad experience. The lady there is insulting, sends away most people (one Chinese girl was send away "because there is an embassy in your country"), and is a dictator on her own little ground.
Head to the border directly, where you will be issued a visa for the same price, 50.000FCFA. At Cocobeach, it is even only 40.000. The border police at Cocobeach told me that you can also get visa at the airport.
Edited by: bkester
May 27, 2013 11:49 AM
1You cannot get a visa on arrival at the Libreville airport. You must have it in advance. I watched 4 people on my flight last week get denied entry into Gabon because they did not have their visa in advance! And you need the yellow fever vaccination prior to entering or you'll be paying for the shot when you land.
Oct 16, 2013 3:17 AM
Oct 21, 2013 6:04 AM
3@svenbad: yes, you can get the visa directly at cocobeach; pretty advanced: they take a picture, and produce a sticker that is put in your passport. one month, single entry; although i had the impression you could get anything you wanted. you can get a visa at the border also coming from cameroon. i was guaranteed by the border police in cocobeach that it would also be possible to do so at LBV airport, but apparently this is not the case.
Edited by: bkester
Oct 25, 2013 5:21 AM
Oct 31, 2013 6:48 AM
5svenbad: it was not easy at all - and VERY expensive (600 EUR). i got it in libreville. but i would strongly advise you NOT to even try it there. the embassy staff are crooks. read my full account here: http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/africa/kogo-border-crossing.html
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Oct 31, 2013 10:49 AM
Nov 5, 2013 5:40 AM
7where are you now, then? i am not sure you can get a visa for cameroon at the border. and no, the visa for gabon was single-entry. but i assume you can get a multiple entry if you want. the staff was very friendly. i took the congo visa in libreville, very easy, next-day application. i entered congo through franceville/leconi/ewo. lots of adventure there... http://www.traveladventures.org/continents/africa/vaga-border-crossing.html
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