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Region: Middle Africa

Pandemic Travel Alert


Most recent update: 2021-12-05 - Borders Closed


General Policy
  • Starting 18 March 2020 all borders are closed, and issuance of visas suspended, until further notice. While many airlines have been given permission to resume limited flights, officially the borders’ status is still “closed.”

(Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon )

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

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Pre-pandemic visa rules


Passport Validity
6 months
Yellow Fever
The World Health Organization reports (15 November 2018) a risk of yellow fever in Cameroon. The government of Cameroon requires proof of a yellow fever vaccination certificate for all travellers.
- Transit without visa with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. Must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
Dual Nationality
Cameroon does not recognize dual nationality. Source gives the visa requirement:"For naturalized U.S. citizens born in Cameroon who are applying for a visa for the first time, surrender the former Cameroonian passport."
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Stay is not extendable.
  2. Source states: "Travelers must apply for an entry visa in person by appointment, or by mail, no more than 90 days before their date of arrival in Cameroon."
  3. Source states: "The processing time for visa applications is seven (7) business aware that the processing time may extend over the seven (7) business days during peak periods such as before and during the summer or Christmas holidays."
  4. Visas for longer stays are also available: Short Stay (3 months), Long Stay (6 months), and Long Stay (one year).

Applicable Passports: