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 or a residency card. Since Cameroon does not recognize dual citizenship, U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent should never attempt to use a Cameroonian passport or identification card.  Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.
  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations; monitor local news stations; and follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • Remember that the security environment in Cameroon is fluid and can deteriorate without warning.