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Cameroon international travel guide in November 2023

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Cameroon ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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Cameroon is part of Africa with main city at Yaoundรฉ. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 24.71 ยฐC in Cameroon with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 71.47 mm. Internet speed in Cameroon is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Cameroon you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 23M people. The main currency is Central African CFA franc. The languages spoken are English and French. Automatic teller machines are rare in Cameroon. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~24.71 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~71.47 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 23M people

Cameroon Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
Cameroon recently launched an E-visa system, requiring visa applicants to sign up, provide the relevant documentation and pay for their visa online before travel. (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon overall due to civil unrest and high levels of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Cameroon Weather

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Cameroon Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Cameroon uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and French

Money in Cameroon

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Cameroon uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Cameroon. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

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๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Cameroon is on average 1.7 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Cameroon is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 6,775.27 XAF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Camtel, MTN, Nexttel or Orange. Cameroon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Cameroon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Cameroon, dial +, then 237 (the country code for Cameroon), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Cameroon, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving in Cameroon

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

In Cameroon you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Fire department

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