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Yaounde- Sec Alert 04162020
April 16, 2020

Security Alert  Recommended Security Practices for U.S. Citizens from U. S. Embassy YaoundeCameroon (April 16, 2020)

Location:  Cameroon 

Event:  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of the need for heightened awareness and caution during this time of increased personal safety and security concerns.  Always be vigilant, including in places of commerce frequented by foreigners.  See below for a short list of recommended security practices and click here for more information on preparing for a potential crisis while being abroad.  

For Emergency American Citizen Services, please contact us at YaoundeACS@state.gov 

Actions to Take 

  • Exercise increased caution, including in places of commerce known to be frequented by expatriates.
  • Be aware of your surroundings,keep a low profile, and avoid crowds. 
  • Review your personal security plan.
  • Do not engage or otherwise escalate any encounter.  Do your best to leave the situation/areaimmediately. 
  • If you notice something suspicious, move away to safety and alert a law enforcement officer.
  • Maintain situational awareness.  Avoid wearing headphones or using handheld electronic devices in public area.
  • If you are in a vehicle, lock your doors,and keep your windows rolled up. 


  • U.S Embassy Yaounde, Cameroon 
    Avenue Rosa Parks 
    (in the Mbankolo Quartier, adjacent to the Mount Febe Golf Club) 
    P.O. Box 817 
    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 
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