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Last update 13 July 2018Diplomatic missions

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Gabonese Republic

The Republic of Bulgaria has no functioning embassy in Libreville. Bulgarian nationals, staying in Gabon for shorter or longer periods, may refer to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Nigeria for consular questions. 

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja  
Address: № 10 Euphrates Str, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: +234096724359
Office hours: 09 - 12.30 every working day
Consulate Office: +0234096709986
e-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria

Gabon has no embassy accredited for Bulgaria. To obtain visa for Gabon Bulgarian nationals may apply at the Embassy of France in Sofia.

Embassy of the French Republic in Bulgaria:
Address: 1504 Sofia, 27-29m Oborishte Str.
Tel. +359 2 965 11 00
Fax +359 2 965 11 20

Consulate
Address: 1504 Sofia, 21-А Oborishte Str.
Tel. +359 2 965 11 00
Fax +359 2 965 11 71

Office for cooperation and cultural activities
Address: 1000 Sofia, 2, Dyakon Ignatij Str.
Tel. +359 2 937 79 22

Regional economic service: 1504 Sofia,  21-А Oborishte Str.
Tel. +359 2 960 79 79
Office hours: from 9.00 to 17.00
Email: [email protected]

General information

general information

Security

General political instability. Security risks exist in all parts of the country. Traveling to Gabon is not recommended except for vital reasons. 

Local currency

Local currency is the Gabon Franc - Francs BEAC

Customs requirements

There are no restrictions for the import of local or foreign currency, however it is obligatory to declare it. Export of local or foreign currency is allowed within the frames of the amounts declared upon entry in the country.

Law specifics

Taking photos of military objects and objects of strategic significance, as well as of administration buildings is not allowed.

Road traffic

State of transport and roads is unsatisfactory.

Persons traveling by auto are required to conclude insurance at the border point.

Healthcare

There are records of Ebola cases.   

Travel papers and visas

International passport, valid for at least one month from the date of visa permit for Gabon.

Bulgarian nationals traveling to Gabon (holders of ordinary, service or diplomatic passports) need a visa which they may obtain at the Embassy of France in Sofia.

For more information about the details of the embassies of Gabon worldwide check HERE.

Vaccination against yellow fever is recommendable.

For up to date information about possible requirements for other vaccinations you may refer to the National Center for Contagious and Parasitic Diseases at telephone: +359 2 944 69 99 / 221.

Practical advice

Observance of strict personal hygiene is recommended.

Special attention should be paid when eating fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Water is to be boiled or bottled water bought.

Competitive service

Bulgarian nationals staying in Gabon for shorter or longer periods may refer to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Nigeria for consular issues.

Emergency Travel Document

In emergency events – in case of a ruined, lost or stolen passport the Bulgarian nationals may apply for issue of an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of any EU member state in the capital of Gabon. 

Certification and legalization

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and so that they may serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued for Bulgarian nationals by the competent authorities in Gabon  need to have the stamp of the Ministry of Exterior of Gabon. Then they need to be certified by the Embassy of France in Sofia.

Thereafter,  the  documents need to be translated into Bulgarian  by an authorized company in Bulgaria and certified at the “Legalization and Certification” Sector of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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