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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Cameroon
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Cameroon
    EXTREME TRAVEL RISK for Areas of Extreme North region bordering Nigeria
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Extreme north; Bakassi peninsula; Border with Central African Republic; Northwest and Southwest regions


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry restrictions
Cameroon nationals and residents, as well as foreign nationals with visas, can enter Cameroon.

Testing requirements
Travellers are required to wear a face mask and present a negative COVID-19 test obtained within 72 hours of boarding the flight (including young children). If the test result is approved and no older than the required time frame, travellers will not have to quarantine.

Additionally, all arriving passengers will be required to undergo testing upon arrival even if they underwent a PCR test prior to departure.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
A negative COVID-19 test from a designated lab is required when leaving Cameroon. Passengers not meeting this requirement may undergo testing at the airport or be denied check-in.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted.
Gatherings of over 50 people are banned.
The wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces.
There is a systematic sanctioning of people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures.
The wearing of face masks is mandatory in taxis and public transport.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Cameroon

COVID-19 information for Cameroon

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Security risks are highest in the main business hub of Douala (Littoral region) because of the high incidence of petty and violent crime, including armed robbery and carjackings. Civil unrest is also an issue in Douala, where an increase in price of goods or other such sensitive developments can trigger violent and disruptive protests.

Infiltrations and cross-border attacks by Nigerian Islamist militants pose a security threat, including a kidnap risk, to travellers in the Extreme North region. Continued instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) has resulted in a deterioration of the security environment along Cameroon's border with that country, including sporadic raids by CAR rebels and arms trafficking.

The security environment in the Bakassi peninsula, which was at the centre of a longstanding but now-resolved border dispute with Nigeria, and where the indigenous population complains of ill-treatment by the authorities, is affected by militancy and criminality (including piracy).

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Cameroon
CholeraOral vaccination is recommended for travellers
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Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Meningitis - meningococcalVaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine
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PolioAll travellers are recommended to be fully
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverCameroon is a country with a risk of yellow fever
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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