Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon

Location:  Southwest and Northwest Regions.

Event:  Due to the continuing security situation, U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from all but mission-essential travel to the Southwest and Northwest Regions until April 6.

Actions to Take:

  • Reconsider/postpone 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.


  • U.S Embassy Yaounde, 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