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Stay Safe & Healthy in Cameroon

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Stay Safe in Cameroon

Violence is uncommon, so be cautious about wearing jewelry or anything else that might set you out from the crowd. If you are unfamiliar with the region, use a cab after dark.

Be warned that Boko Haram, a Nigerian jihadist organization, collaborates with other Islamists and Salafists in Cameroon’s north and has abducted Europeans, Canadians, Americans, and other foreigners. Boko Haram is a terrorist organization that may impose severe versions of Sharia law, such as amputation for stealing. Churchgoers should not proselytize to Muslims, should not gather in groups that are too big owing to suicide bombs, and should not consume alcohol in public. They often travel on motorcycles and pick-up trucks and have lately joined forces with the Islamic State in an attempt to establish a global caliphate. Ansar Muslimeen fi Biladi Sudan, which translates as “Protection of Muslims in Black Lands,” is another branch connected to takfirism that carries out assaults and severe penalties.

Highwaymen and other bandits may also be found in certain areas, especially in the north.

Many laws in Cameroon differ from those in ‘Western’ nations. Homosexuality is prohibited and may lead to jail time.

Identification

You are required by law to carry identification with you at all times. This is normally your passport. Other alternatives include:

  1. Obtaining a legalized duplicate of your passport (front and visa pages) from a police station (XAF1,000); or if you are staying for an extended period of time
  2. A residency card (visit your local border police station); the total cost should be less than XAF5,000 (2013, according to a sign that could be old, in a police station). Paying a ‘fixer’ or anybody else to assist you is not a good idea. Simply go when there isn’t a big line and ask about obtaining a card. You will need your passport, as well as copies and other documents.

Photography

Photographing sensitive places is strictly prohibited. This covers military installations, as well as, presumably, embassies and diplomatic homes. If in doubt, it may be better not to snap the photograph than to risk having a military or police officer erase all of your photos or seize your camera.

Stay Healthy in Cameroon

Travel to Cameroon requires a Yellow Fever certificate.

Malaria is prevalent, particularly in the country’s central and southern regions. The danger is considerably lower in the Northwest Province’s mountains and the dry regions of the Extreme North. Because of the severity of certain strains of malaria in the nation, prophylactics are advised.

Other tropical illnesses such as dysentery, bilharzia, hepatitis, and giardia are also prevalent. There are sporadic outbreaks of cholera in Yaounde and Douala, although they seldom impact visitors.

The nation has a number of high-quality hospitals. Most are in Douala or Yaounde, although Kumbo has two excellent private hospitals.

How To Travel To Cameroon

By plane Cameroon may be accessed through the following routes: Paris (Air France)Brussels (Brussels Airlines)Lagos (Virgin Nigeria and Bellview Airlines)Nairobi (Kenya Airways)Amsterdam (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines)Casablanca (Royal Air Maroc)Addis Ababa (Ethiopian Airlines)Istanbul (Turkish Airlines) Airport personnel, or just hangers-on, may attempt to assist with baggage in order to get more euros/dollars from...

How To Travel Around Cameroon

By plane Camair-Co is presently flying domestically and as a national airline. By train Camrail, operates rail services from Yaoundé, the capital, to Douala, the maritime city, and Ngaoundéré, the northern metropolis. While bus travel to Douala is faster and more dependable, the best method of ground transportation to the north is...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Cameroon

Except for residents of Mali, Chad, the Central African Republic, and Nigeria, the majority of visitors will need a visa, which should be obtained before to arrival. There are several types of visas available, including airport transit visas, visitor visas for visiting friends and family in Cameroon, business visas for...

Destinations in Cameroon

Cities in Cameroon Yaoundé (French speaking)Bafoussam (French speaking)Bamenda (English speaking)Buea (English speaking)Douala — the largest city and main centre of trade in Cameroon. (French speaking)Garoua (French speaking)Limbe (English speaking)Ngaoundere (French speaking) Other destinations in Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.Korup National ParkMt. Cameroon, the highest mountain...

Money & Shopping in Cameroon

Cameroon uses the Central African CFA franc (XAF). The Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon all use it. While the CFA franc (XAF) and the Western African CFA franc (XOF) are technically distinct currencies, they are used interchangeably in all CFA franc (XAF...

Food & Drinks in Cameroon

Food in Cameroon There are many excellent eateries in the area: Bonapriso quarter: Sorento, Bistrot Latin, Peche Mignon, Oriental Garden (Chinese), Alladin (Lebanese), Paradise (nice English bar), Piccolla Venezia (Italian), Ovalie (classy, expensive), Le Bouchon Lyonaise (French), Le BOJ (French), Le CabanonBonanjo quarter: Chez Wou (Chinese), La CigalleAkwa quarter: Le Senat...

Culture Of Cameroon

Music and dance Cameroonian rituals, festivals, social gatherings, and storytelling all include music and dancing. Traditional dances are carefully structured and segregate men and women, or prohibit one sex from participating at all. Dances serve a variety of purposes, from sheer amusement to religious devotion. Music has always been passed...

History Of Cameroon

The area that is now Cameroon was originally inhabited during the Neolithic period. Groups such as the Baka have been around for the longest time (Pygmies). Bantu migrations into eastern, southern, and central Africa are thought to have begun here about 2,000 years ago. Near AD 500, the Sao...

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