September 23, 2017
The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations, some violent, occurred in Bamenda, Buea, Limbe, and elsewhere in the Northwest and Southwest regions on September 22, 2017. Further demonstrations are likely over the next two weeks. The U.S. Embassy has deferred all non-essential travel for U.S. Embassy personnel to these regions until October 3.
U.S. citizens are advised to adjust travel plans accordingly. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
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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