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Cameroon coronavirus travel restrictions

Cameroon 🇨🇲

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Cameroon. Cameroon is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Cameroon. Cameroon is part of Africa with main city at Yaoundé. Its Developing country with a population of 23M people. The main currency is Central African CFA franc. The languages spoken are English and French.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 23M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Cameroon

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Cameroon is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Conditional quarantine

Travelers testing positive or showing COVID-19 symptoms on arrival will be required to quarantine for 14 days at a government-monitored hotel.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test in PDF format, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This document must specify the type of test and the date when it was taken.

Testing on arrival

Travelers are subject to rapid flow testing on arrival. The test is free of charge for all arrivals.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, public gatherings remain limited to a maximum of 50 people. In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is only allowed for essential reasons. Capacity is limited to seating availability.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Cameroon

🚫 Destination Quarantine may be required
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Cameroon

Travel within the country should be limited to essential travel only. The authorities have banned public transport (taxis, buses, motorbikes) from taking more passengers than they have seats.
Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted. The use of protective face masks is mandatory in all public spaces nationwide. Individuals found to be violating the measure are liable to be sanctioned by authorities.

🛡️ Travel safety for Cameroon

Exercise a high degree of caution

Various COVID-19 restrictions on movements and gatherings are in place, including wearing a face mask in public. Follow the advice of local authorities on COVID-19 related restrictions. Reduced international commercial flights are available. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon overall due to civil unrest and high levels of violent crime.
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