Current travel advisories for Cameroon

Last Update: Tuesday, 22. October 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to Cameroon.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.5 / 5

Cameroon is a country in Africa (Middle Africa) with around 19 million citizens and a land mass of 475,440 km². We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.1 / 5

Cameroon shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Central African Republic (5.0), Chad (3.6), Nigeria (3.0), Republic of the Congo (2.3), Gabon with (2.3) and Equatorial Guinea with (2.3 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/cameroon-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Cameroon due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: North, Far North, Northwest and Southwest Regions, and Parts of East and Adamawa Regions due to crime and kidnapping. Far North Region due to terrorism. Northwest and Southwest Regions due to armed conflict. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common throughout Cameroon. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North, Far North, Northwest, Southwest, and Parts of Adamawa and East Regions of Cameroon due to current official travel restrictions. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cameroon

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/cameroon

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Cameroon due to violent crime, carjackings and piracy (in coastal areas).

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/cameroon

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel in the North and Adamaoua regions due to the threat from terrorism and kidnapping and we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/cameroon

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to the Northwest and Southwest regions due to ongoing conflict and the volatile security situation. Do not travel to the Far North region due to the threat from terrorism, kidnapping and armed banditry. Do not travel to the Bakassi Peninsula region and within 40 kilometres of the borders with the Central African Republic, Chad and Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Armed bandits are known to operate in these areas and there is the potential for crossborder attacks and kidnappings.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

German government

https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/kamerunsicherheit/208874

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Kamerun: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Austrian government

https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/kamerun/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Kamerun.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/cameroon/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 19 million
Covering landmass
475,440 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (XAF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
CM
Phone prefix
+237
Top Level Domain
.cm
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Cameroon (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.