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Last verified: Thursday, 9. April 2020 at 07:42 AM

Cameroon Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Cameroon

Local Situation: 3.1 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Cameroon. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Cameroon shares a land border with 6 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Cameroon), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Central African Republic (5), Nigeria (3.7), Chad (3.7), Gabon (3.5), Equatorial Guinea with 3 and Republic of the Congo with 2.8 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Cameroon

There are currently 730 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Cameroon. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 10 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Cameroon.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Cameroon

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Cameroon.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Cameroon from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.1 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Kamerun.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Cameroon has closed all of its borders in response to COVID-19. All passenger flights into the country have been suspended. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Cameroon.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/cameroon

Individual rating changes for Cameroon

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Cameroon. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Cameroon changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Cameroon to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Cameroon changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Cameroon to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Cameroon to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Cameroon changed from 2.5 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Cameroon with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Cameroon changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Cameroon with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Cameroon with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Cameroon with a rating of 2.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Cameroon with a rating of 3.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Cameroon with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Cameroon with a rating of 2.0.

About Cameroon

Cameroon with its capital Yaoundé is a country in Africa (Middle Africa), slightly larger than California (475,440 km²). The country is located Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria. The climate can be described as varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north. The landscape is diverse, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in center, mountains in west, plains in north. With a population of about 18.47 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Yaoundé
Population about 18.47 million
Size 475.440 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than California
Common languages English, French
Currency Franc (short: XAF)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +237
Internet Top Level Domain .cm
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 CMR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 120

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Cameroon is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • desertification
  • overfishing
  • overgrazing
  • poaching
  • waterborne diseases are prevalent

Natural hazzards

  • Mt. Cameroon (4,095 m), which last erupted in 2000, is the most frequently active volcano in West Africa; lakes in Oku volcanic field have released fatal levels of gas on occasion, killing some 1,700 people in 1986
  • volcanic activity with periodic releases of poisonous gases from Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun volcanoes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Cameroon. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum production
  2. food processing
  3. light consumer goods
  4. lumber
  5. petroleum production
  6. refining
  7. ship repair
  8. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. cocoa
  4. coffee
  5. cotton
  6. grains
  7. livestock
  8. manioc
  9. oilseed
  10. rubber

Cameroonian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Cameroon.

Export products

  1. aluminum
  2. cocoa beans
  3. coffee
  4. cotton
  5. crude oil
  6. lumber
  7. petroleum products

Import products

  1. electrical equipment
  2. food
  3. fuel
  4. machinery
  5. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Cameroon?

Cameroon is currently rated at 3,1 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Cameroon.

Is it safe to travel Cameroon in 2020?

Visiting the country Cameroon is usually fine. The score is at 3,1 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Cameroon?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Cameroon.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Cameroon?

There are currently 730 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Cameroon. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 10 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Cameroon.

What is the size of Cameroon?

Cameroon has a size of 475,440 km² or 183,568 mi² which is slightly larger than California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.