COVID-19 Information for Cameroon

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Cases Still on the Rise in Cameroon, U. S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon (June 1, 2020)
Location:  Cameroon
Event:  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cameroon continues to rise.  According to Johns Hopkins University, there are 5,904 confirmed cases and 191 deaths as of June 1, 2020.  Although some restrictions have been lifted to alleviate economic hardship, the Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health reminded all residents on May 31 to redouble efforts to practice good hygiene, maintain physical distancing, only leave home when necessary, and always wear a mask in public.

For Emergency American Citizen Services, please contact us at YaoundeACS@state.gov.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information and the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19  .
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Cameroon.

Assistance:

Country-Specific Information:

  • According to Johns Hopkins University estimates, there were 7,392 confirmed cases and 205 deaths in Cameroon as of June 5.
  • The government of Cameroon is periodically announcing the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. On May 28, it shared that there were 5,356 confirmed cases and 177 deaths.
  • Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health has developed a preparedness plan for COVID-19, including active surveillance at points of entry, in-country diagnostic capacity at the national reference laboratory, and designated isolation and treatment centers. WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are providing technical support and closely monitoring the situation in Cameroon.
  • The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • The Cameroonian Prime Minister has announced that as of March 18 all land, sea, and air borders are closed until further announcement due to COVID-19. American citizens with questions should contact Embassy Yaoundé’s Consular Section at YaoundeACS@state.gov.
  • See Cameroon Country Information link below for normal entry and exit requirements.
  • Passenger screening forms and temperature checks have been implemented at points of entry. There are temporary isolation booths for symptomatic passengers at Nsimalen International Airport in Yaoundé.

Quarantine Information

  • Isolation and treatment centers have been set up at Yaoundé Central Hospital, Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, Garoua Regional Hospital, and Kribi District Hospital for people who meet the case definition for COVID-19.

Local Resources

  • Local Hotline Number: 1510
  • View the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon’s most recent alerts.

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