Cameroon : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by all Commonwealth nationals. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers aged over 12 months.

Travel within the country: 

Traffic drives on the right. An international driving permit is required to drive in Cameroon. Major roads are paved.

Scheduled flights connect the main towns, and are daily between Douala and Yaoundé. Train services are run by CAMRAIL. Coach services operate between Yaoundé and Douala.

Taxis are widely available in the main towns. All fares must be agreed on before travel, as taxis are not metered.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include cholera, dengue fever, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, meningococcal meningitis, rabies, typhoid and yellow fever. The World Health Organization has recommended vaccination against yellow fever.

There were 817,000 tourist arrivals in 2012.