Cameroon

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine is not required.

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What is the COVID situation in Cameroon?

0 New COVID cases in Cameroon
0 New COVID deaths in Cameroon
2.19% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Basic facts about Cameroon

Cameroon is a medium-sized country located in Middle Africa. The capital of Cameroon is Yaoundé and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Cameroon is Central African CFA franc (XAF).

What taxi apps are available in Cameroon?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Cameroon. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Central African CFA franc (XAF)Official currency
1 EUR~656.14 XAF
1 USD~579.96 XAF

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Cameroon?

There are 2 common plug types used in Cameroon:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Cameroon?

Currently, citizens of 7 countries can enter Cameroon without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Cameroon?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Cameroon.

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Is it safe in Cameroon?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On October 18, 2021, the risk level for Cameroon was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Cameroon

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Cameroon:

Central African RepublicChadRepublic of the CongoEquatorial GuineaGabonNigeria
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