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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Yaounde
March 25, 2020

Location:  Cameroon

Event:  Evacuation Information Update

We want to thank you for your patience during these challenging times.  Be assured that we are working diligently to facilitate a return for U.S. citizens who want to go back home.  Please consider the following information:

  1. You should be aware that if an opportunity to return presents itself, at this time it would be through commercial means, not a chartered flight. You should be prepared to pay immediately. You should also be aware that this option may be more expensive than a normal flight, but we do not have a specific cost estimate.
  2.  Any repatriation flight from Cameroon to the United States of America would likely depart from Yaounde, with a possible stop in Douala.  Once specific flight details are confirmed, we will communicate those to you with instructions on how to book the travel.
  3. You will be responsible for onward travel from the arrival location in the United States, which will most likely be somewhere on the east coast.
  4. We are committed to facilitating the return of all U.S. citizens who wish to return.  Depending on your personal/financial situation and support network in Cameroon, sheltering in place with may be an option, however you should be prepared to do so for an undetermined amount of time.
  5. If you haven’t already, please enroll yourself in the STEP Program: https://step.state.gov/step/

For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please email us at YaoundeACS@state.gov and provide us with your complete biodata and passport information if you have not already done so.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Cameroon.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile.
  • Monitor local news stations.


  • U.S Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon
    Avenue Rosa Parks
    (in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Fébe Golf Club)
    P.O. Box 817
    Yaoundé, Cameroon
    +237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
  • Cameroon Country Information
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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