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Cameroon international travel guide

Landscape view of Cameroon

Cameroon

Cameroon is part of Africa with main city at Yaoundé. It's usually 🌤️ 27.08 °C in Cameroon with a rainfall of 🌧 125.99 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 Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~27.08 °C   🌧 ~125.99 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 23M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

Restrictions on movements and gatherings are gradually easing, but it's still mandatory to wear a face mask in public. Follow the advice of local authorities on COVID-19 related restrictions. Limited international commercial flights are available. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Cameroon due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

issued date: November 16, 2020

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and French

Money

💱 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.

🏧 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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 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.

📱 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.

📞 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

🛣️ 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.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Useful Information
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Last updated: April 4, 2021