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Security Health Alert
May 8, 2021

Location: Population centers throughout Cameroon

Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé reminds U.S. citizens that threats posed by criminals and armed actors, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic remain real and significant concerns in Cameroon.  In light of the upcoming Ascension Day-Eid al Fitr (May 13) and National Day (May 20) holidays, individuals should practice good personal security and public health habits.  COVID-19 is still a significant public health concern in Cameroon.  Avoiding large crowds and crowded areas is recommended to keep you from contracting the virus.  Wear a mask when around other people, practice good social distancing measures, and wash your hands with soap and water frequently.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Cameroon visa.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Cooperate with local authorities