Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

Location:  Southwest and Northwest Regions, Cameroon Event:  The level of violence in the Southwest and Northwest Regions continues to increase.   In recent weeks, U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes in both regions.  Due to the violence, many medical facilities in these areas are reported to be closed, inaccessible, or severely understaffed. All ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon (November 16, 2018)

Location:  Nsimalen International Airport, Yaoundé, Cameroon Event:  An interim understanding between the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority and major airlines over security screening procedures has averted the potential November 15 suspension of flights by the airlines into and out of Yaoundé’s Nsimalen International Airport. Actions to Take: Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible. ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon (9 November, 2018)

Location:  Cameroon Event:  Major airlines are threatening to suspend flights into and out of Yaoundé’s Nsimalen International Airport starting November 15 due to a failure to come to agreement over security screening procedures with the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority.  No U.S. carriers fly into or out of Nsimalen International Airport. Actions to Take: Have travel ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde Cameroon (October 22, 2018)

Location:  Central Post Office, Centre Ville, Yaoundé Event:  There have been calls on social media for demonstrations at the Central Post Office in Yaoundé on Monday, October 22, in response to the anticipated release of October 7 election results.  Demonstrations may also occur elsewhere in Yaoundé, in Douala, and other urban centers of the country.  ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaoundé Cameroon (September 28, 2018)

Location:  Yaoundé Event:  U.S. Embassy Yaoundé informs U.S. citizens that it is aware of a series of arrests throughout Yaounde today for as yet unknown cause and advises all U.S. citizen to carry proper identification at all times and to exercise extreme caution if moving around the city. Actions to Take: If detained by authorities, ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaoundé Cameroon (September 27, 2018)

Location:  Northwest and Southwest Regions; Throughout Cameroon Event:  U.S. Embassy Yaoundé informs U.S. citizens that protests and demonstrations are likely to occur in the Northwest and Southwest Regions on or around October 1.  This is the one-year anniversary of demonstrations throughout both Regions, which led to fatalities.  Furthermore, presidential elections are scheduled for October 7.  ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde Cameroon – August 23, 2018

Location:  Southwest and Northwest Regions, Cameroon Event:  There are reports of increased violence in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.  All but mission-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions is prohibited, limiting our ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these areas.  Additionally, some medical facilities are reported to be understaffed in ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon (April 5, 2018)

Location:  Southwest and Northwest Regions. Event:  Due to the evolving security situation, all but mission-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to the Southwest and Northwest Regions is prohibited. Actions to Take: Reconsider travel to the Southwest and Northwest Regions. Always carry proof of your legal presence in Cameroon, such as a U.S. passport with visa ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Fee Increase for DS-11 Passport Application

Important notice:  Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon (March 14, 2018)

Location:  Bastos, Yaounde Event:  Due to a recent increase in criminal incidents involving westerners in Yaoundé, the U.S. Embassy takes this opportunity to again remind U.S. citizens to continue to take adequate personal precautions, particularly in the Bastos circle area. Actions to Take: Avoid walking alone on the streets.  Walk in groups or travel by car ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

Location:  Southwest and Northwest Regions. Event:  Due to the continuing security situation, U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from all but mission-essential travel to the Southwest and Northwest Regions until April 6. Actions to Take: Reconsider/postpone travel to the Southwest and Northwest Regions. Always carry proof of your legal presence in Cameroon, such as a U.S. ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon – February 13, 2018

Location:  South West and North West Regions. Event:  Due to the evolving security situation, U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from all but mission-essential travel to the South West and North West Regions until March 7. Actions to Take: Reconsider/postpone travel to the South West and North West Regions. Employ sound security practices. Remain aware of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Restrictions for Manyu Division and SW-Nigerian Border

December 21, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde has deferred all non-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to Manyu Division of the South West Region and all locations within 10 miles of the Nigerian border in the same region.  These travel restrictions are due to the potential for violent clashes between separatists and government forces ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Unrest in the Northwest and Southwest Regions

October 2, 2017 U.S. citizens are advised that the U.S. Embassy has extended its deferral of all non-essential travel for U.S. Embassy personnel to the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon through October 23, 2017.  This extension is due to violent protests which caused several fatalities in the regions on October 1 and the potential ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Unrest in the Northwest and Southwest Regions

September 23, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations, some violent, occurred in Bamenda, Buea, Limbe, and elsewhere in the Northwest and Southwest regions on September 22, 2017.  Further demonstrations are likely over the next two weeks.  The U.S. Embassy has deferred all non-essential travel for U.S. Embassy personnel to these ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Explosion and Potential Unrest in Bamenda

The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde informs U.S. citizens that a bomb exploded in a travel roundabout in Bamenda this morning, resulting in three injuries.  Demonstrations may take place in Bamenda on Friday, September 22.  The U.S. Embassy has prohibited all official travel to Bamenda until October 3 due to the potential for unrest in the ...
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Cameroon Travel Warning

The State Department warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the North and Far North Regions and parts of the East and Adamawa Regions of Cameroon because of terrorist threats and the risk of violent crime. The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services in remote and rural areas of Cameroon is extremely limited.  This ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Demonstrations in Northwest & Southwest Regions

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens that demonstrations continue in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon.  As of this notice, the Government of Cameroon has suspended cell phone and internet service in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.  U.S. citizens in these areas should exercise caution and find alternate ways of keeping in touch with family ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Criminal Activity in Bastos

The U.S. Mission alerts U.S. citizens to a recent increase in criminal incidents involving westerners in Yaounde.  Over the last weeks, the Mission has been notified of at least three separate incidents where persons have been robbed while walking on the streets in the Bastos area.  No victims have been injured in any of these ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Northwest and Southwest Regions Nov 21 – 23

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that strikes and demonstrations are planned for November 21, 2016, in the Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon, particularly in the cities of Buea, Bamenda and Limbe. The U.S. Embassy has deferred all non-essential travel for U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions from November 21 to 23. U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Outbreak of Avian Influenza in Poultry

The United States Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon informs U.S. citizens that Cameroonian authorities have identified outbreaks of avian influenza in a private poultry complex of Mvog Betsi, in Yaounde Cameroon. Chicken from the Mvog Betsi, in Yaounde Cameroon have tested positive for the H5N1 strain; 15,000 out of 20,000 have died, starting on May 20, 2016. There ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Security Awareness

Security Message for U.S. Citizens United States Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon Increased Security Awareness March 4, 2016 The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports that Cameroonian Security Forces are increasing their presence at hotels, government buildings, and other public areas, including at ministries, army barracks, military hospitals, and “crowded places”, over the weekend of March 4 ...
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Security Message

The United States Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon would like to take this opportunity to remind all U.S. citizens residing in Cameroon or visiting Cameroon to register with the Embassy by enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) or by visiting the follow Website: https://travel.state.gov/. This will allow you to receive security messages and make ...
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Travel Alert – Worldwide

1.  The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Checks and Valid Identification

This is a reminder to all U.S. citizens to carry valid identification at all times. Not carrying  valid identification may be grounds for temporary detention by the Cameroonian police or gendarmerie. Since the intensification of Boko Haram attacks on civilian populations in the Far North Region, Cameroonian security forces have stepped up security checks in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Potential for Terrorist Attacks

The United States Embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon remains concerned about the potential for terrorist attacks in the North and Far North regions of Cameroon. Recent suicide bombings in Fotokol and nearby N’Djamena, Chad, have been attributed to Boko Haram. Travel to the North and Far North regions, including the cities of Fotokol, Kolofata, Maroua, Mora, ...
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