December 21, 2017
The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde has deferred all non-essential travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to Manyu Division of the South West Region and all locations within 10 miles of the Nigerian border in the same region. These travel restrictions are due to the potential for violent clashes between separatists and government forces in those areas. U.S. citizens are advised to adjust travel plans accordingly.
The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent that Cameroon does not recognize dual citizenship. U.S. citizens should enter and exit Cameroon on a U.S. passport with a valid Cameroonian visa. All U.S. citizens in Cameroon should always carry with them proof of legal presence in the country, such as a passport with visa or a residency card.
Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Cameroon.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde, Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, by telephone at +(237) 22220-1500 ext. 4341/4023, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(237) 22220-1500 ext. 4531. U.S. citizens may email the Embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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