Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Yaounde Cameroon – August 23, 2018

Location:  Southwest and Northwest Regions, Cameroon

Event:  There are reports of increased violence in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.  All but mission-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions is prohibited, limiting our ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these areas.  Additionally, some medical facilities are reported to be understaffed in these regions due to the unrest.

Actions to Take:

  • Do not 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.
  • Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, monitor local news stations, and follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events.


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
Cameroon Country Information.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.