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, be cooperative and do not resist. Advise the authorities of your U.S. citizenship and request your right to contact the Embassy;
  • Always carry proper identification, to include residency cards or copies of your U.S. passport biographical page and visa;
  • Monitor local media for updates; and
  • Review your personal security plans.


U.S Embassy Yaoundé, Cameroon
+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023
+237 2 2220-1500 ext. 4531 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1 (888) 407-4747 or +1 (202) 501-4444
Cameroon Country Information 
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