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Travel advice for Cameroon

         Date: 2012-09-28

           Tag: Travel advice, Cameroon, Africa

Summary: If you want to travel Cameroon, then please read these advices blow.

If you want to travel Cameroon, then please read these advices blow.

We advise against all travel to the Bakassi Peninsula and within 20km of the border with Nigeria in the Ndian Division of the South West Province.

We advise against all travel to within 40km of the border with Chad in the North and Far North Provinces. This is due to the risk of banditry and armed poachers in Bouba Ndjidda National Park in the North Province.

We advise against all travel north of Maroua in the Far North Province due to the high threat of armed banditry and other threats associated with the borders with Chad and Nigeria.

We advise against all but essential travel to the areas south of Maroua in the Far North Province not already covered by restrictions above.

We advise against all but essential travel to within 40 kilometres of the border with the Central African Republic. Armed banditry has been reported in these areas although there have been improvements in security. For more details on local travel in Cameroon, See Safety and Security - Local Travel.

The Government of Cameroon is expected to cut fuel subsidies in the near future. This may trigger strikes and civil unrest. You should avoid crowds, political demonstrations and rallies.

There have been attacks on commercial shipping vessels in the Gulf of Guinea, including the coastline of Cameroon around the Douala port.  Extreme caution should be exercised in these areas when travelling in coastal waters. We advise mariners to take appropriate precautions.

Most visits to Cameroon are trouble-free, only a small number of British nationals have required consular assistance in the past year; see General - Consular Assistance Statistics.

We are aware of an increase in violence in the Limbe area of Cameroon and incidents of armed robbery involving taxis hailed from the roadside in Yaoundé. In August 2012, a group of British nationals were robbed at gunpoint during the night at their hotel near Melong and Nkongsamba, close to the popular Manengouba twin crater lakes.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. See Safety and Security - Terrorism.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.

Enjoy your trip!


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