Cameroon travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Cameroon with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Cameroon.

Cameroon travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Cameroon with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Cameroon - quick facts
Time difference UK +1 hour
Language(s) French, English
Currency Central African CFA Franc
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Why visit Cameroon?

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Cameroon weather

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Cameroon travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Cameroon from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Cameroon.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Cameroon travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Cameroon with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Cameroon, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Cameroon covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Cameroon with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Cameroon FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Cameroon including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Cameroon due to Covid-19?

Cameroon is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK. Further test on arrival for everyone.

Check out Ministry of Health, Cameroon for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Cameroon?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Cameroon. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Cameroon and the UK?

The time difference between Cameroon and the UK is UK time+1 hour.

What is the main language spoken in Cameroon?

The main languages spoken in Cameroon are French and English.

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What is the currency in Cameroon?

The currency in Cameroon is the Central African CFA Franc (XAF).

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Which plugs are used in Cameroon?

Cameroon uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Cameroon?

They drive on the right side of the road in Cameroon.

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Do you need a visa for Cameroon?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Cameroon.

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