On 28 September 2023, the U.S. Department of State issued an updated Travel Advisory for Gabon, raising its level of advice to “Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.” The advisory reads in part as follows:

“Exercise increased caution in Gabon due to civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire travel advisory.

“Exercise Increased Caution in:

  • Libreville and Port Gentil due to crime, which can include robbery, vehicle break-ins, and residential burglaries.

“There is an increased military presence throughout Libreville and other areas of Gabon. Demonstrations may occur with little or no warning. A nighttime curfew is in effect and U.S. citizens should confirm and follow instructions of local authorities.”