Gabon. In July, Parliament adopted by a large majority a constitutional amendment enabling the country’s president to stand for re-election an unlimited number of times. According to the opposition, the constitutional change was aimed at allowing President Omar Bongo to remain the head of state. Bongo has ruled the former French colony since 1967, making him the second longest-serving head of state in Africa (after Gnassingbé Eyadema in Togo). However, he was formally elected for the first time in 1993 and has since been re-elected once. The next presidential election will be held in 2005.
According to Countryaah.com, Gabon Independence Day is August 16. Gabon highlighted claims on the island of Mbagne, just off the border between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, by landing military there in response to neighboring country’s demands on the island. The waters around Mbagne are believed to be rich in oil.
Gabon Republic Brief Guide
According to AbbreviationFinder, Gabon is a state in Central Africa. Its neighbors are the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. To the west, the country borders the Gulf of Guinea.
Every person participating in the trip must have a valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the event of illness or other similar need. Please check the validity of your own insurance and the terms and conditions of the insurance cancellation cover.
Please pay attention to the special nature of your trip and check the coverage of the insurance in that respect as well. In many locations, the insurance must also be valid when moving at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, in which case it also covers mountain sickness.
Many hiking or diving trips require more extensive insurance, which covers, for example, diving or moving on a glacier. Please check the contents of your insurance with your insurance company.
Check that your basic vaccinations are valid (tetanus, polio and diphtheria). Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are recommended for the trip.
Yellow fever occurs in Gabon. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required. Malaria also occurs in the country.
Always check the vaccination requirements at the health center or the Vaccination and advice of the Tourist Clinic.