Planning on traveling to Cameroon? Whether you’re a tourist or on business, your schedule will depend on the hours the embassy is open. Please note the Consulate General is closed on all US national holidays as well as Cameroonian holidays. These are the dates the embassy office is closed in 2013:
May 1, 9, 20
August 8, 15
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The Afghanistan embassy will be closed the following days in observance of Ramadhan:
Friday, August 17, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Please plan your travel according.
This Travel Warning is being issued to advise American citizens of the unstable security situation in Cameroon. On February 28, the Department of State authorized the departure from Cameroon of eligible family members of American employees of the U.S. Embassy throughout Cameroon. American citizens in Cameroon should exercise extreme caution and try to depart the country if their situation permits. American citizens outside of Cameroon should defer non-essential travel until the security situation stabilizes and critical services are restored. International flights into Douala and Yaounde continue, but may be diverted or cancelled on short notice. U.S. citizens should monitor the U.S. Embassy Yaounde website at http://yaounde.usembassy.gov and media sources for the latest information. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Alert for Cameroon of February 27, 2008.
Since February 25, the city of Douala has experienced violent demonstrations, roadblocks, looting, and clashes with police resulting in numerous fatalities. Although the violence has been worse in Douala and the Littoral, South West, West and North West provinces, unrest began in the capital city of Yaounde on the morning of February 27 and the security situation throughout Cameroon is dynamic. Critical services continue to deteriorate and there are growing shortages of food, fuel and water, as well as transportation disruptions, throughout the country.
U.S. citizens or family members concerned for the safety of American citizens in Cameroon or with an after hours emergency may call 24/7 at 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S. and Canada. Callers outside the U.S. or Canada should call our regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. American citizens in Cameroon are urged to register with the U.S. Embassy at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/ .
ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: A valid passport, visa, evidence of yellow-fever vaccination, and current immunization records are required, and travelers may be denied entry if they lack the proper documentation. The Embassy of Cameroon highly recommends you obtain a visa prior to departing the USA. Please see our Cameroon visa page for more information.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Cameroon is a developing country in central Africa. Although there are many natural and cultural attractions in Cameroon, facilities catering to Western-style tourism are quite limited. The capital is Yaoundé, though Douala, the country's largest city, is its main port and commercial center. Official languages are French and English, though French predominates in most of the country. English may be used in Cameroon's two Anglophone provinces of Southwest and Northwest, and the larger cities. The staff of major hotels in Cameroon's large cities is usually bilingual. In February 2008, social and political unrest led to civil unrest, although the immediate threat of violence has now receded. For general information on Cameroon, read the Department of State Background Notes on Cameroon.
REGISTRATION / EMBASSY LOCATION: Americans living or traveling in Cameroon are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within Cameroon. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency. The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé is located on Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club; mailing address P.O. Box 817; embassy tel. (237) 2220-1500, fax: (237) 2220-1572. The Embassy Branch Office in Douala is located on the corner of Rue Ivy and Rue French in the Ecobank Building in Bonanjo, tel: (237) 3342-5331, fax: (237) 3342-7790. Further information, including the U.S. Embassy's business hours, is available at the U.S. Embassy's web site: http://yaounde.usembassy.gov
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