Cameroon Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Cameroon Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Cameroon, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

If you’re seeking an adventure-filled journey, look no further than a visit to Cameroon. With its mix of ethnic groups and rich artistic and cultural heritage, this country is the crossroads of African art and culture. At each moment, you will be dazzled by traditions as eclectic as they are fascinating. Local products such as masks, statuettes, musical instruments and fabrics shape the identity of Cameroon. There is plenty of nature in Cameroon, from equatorial forests and nature reserves to national parks and long stretches of beaches. Keen hikers should make the ascent up Mount Cameroon, whose summit provides panoramic views and the promise of achievement. To make the most of your stay, visit between November and February.

While traveling to Cameroon, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A stunning view in Cameroon

Recommended travel vaccinations for Cameroon

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
MeningitisAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Cameroon

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Current Weather in Cameroon


Medical Care in Cameroon

Accessing even the most basic of health care proves difficult in Cameroon. Problems lie in the shortage of basic medicines, bankrupt emergency services, an overall poor quality of care, and lack of qualified personnel and facilities. Although 50% of the population lives in rural areas of the country, public health institutions in these regions are very rare or inexistent. In addition, they are often operated by unlicensed doctors. Even in large cities, clinics and private hospitals are scarce.  You will be required to pay for medical fees or drugs in cash.

To call an ambulance, dial 119.

Is Cameroon Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime High risk of violence
Terrorism High risk
Demonstrations Avoid large crowds
Fraud Risk present
Road safety Unsafe; Caution required
Far North regions/ Mayo-Louti Department AVOID ALL TRAVEL
Areas within 30 km of the borders with Nigeria/Chad/ Central African Republic AVOID ALL TRAVEL
North-West and South-West regions AVOID ALL TRAVEL
North and Adamaoua regions Avoid non-essential travel
Bakassi Peninsula Avoid non-essential travel
Health Zika virus and polio virus warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Cameroon?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Cameroon. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.

Proof of immunization against polio and an onward ticket are also required

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Embassy of Canada to Cameroon information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian High Commission to Cameroon
Street Address:
Les Colonnades building,
Bastos, Yaoundé, Cameroon

Tel.: (237) 222-50-39-00
Fax: (237) 222-50-39-04

Email: [email protected]

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