Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Demonstrations in Northwest & Southwest Regions

The Embassy advises U.S. citizens that demonstrations continue in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon.  As of this notice, the Government of Cameroon has suspended cell phone and internet service in the Northwest and Southwest Regions.  U.S. citizens in these areas should exercise caution and find alternate ways of keeping in touch with family and friends.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, be aware of local events and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow the instructions of local authorities.

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.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé is located on Avenue Rosa Parks in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club, is open 8 am to 5pm, Monday –Thursday and 8am – 12:30pm on Fridays and can be reached at (+237) 22220 – 1500 ext. 4341/4023. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance after hours, contact the emergency number for the U.S. Embassy (+237) 22220 – 1500 ext. 4040.
  • 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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