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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde Cameroon, June 28, 2020 
June 28, 2020

Location:  Far North Region

Event:  U.S. Embassy Yaounde reminds U.S. citizens of persistent security threats in the Far North Region, to include kidnap attempts against foreigners.

Actions to Take:

  • In accordance with the State Department Cameroon Travel Advisory, travel to the Far North Region is strongly discouraged.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs.
  • Vary your times and routes; change up patterns that have become predictable or routine.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile.
  • Always carry proof of your legal presence in Cameroon, such as a U.S. passport with a valid 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.


  • S. Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023

+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4531 (after hours)



  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444