Cameroon travel information

Cameroon 🇨🇲

Yaoundé

Cameroon is part of Africa with main city at Yaoundé. Official languages are French and English. Cameroon uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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💱 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.

📡 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 6,900.26 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 .

🔌 Sockets

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

🛣️ 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

Police

117

Ambulance

119

Fire department

118

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Last updated: July 13, 2019