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Cameroon travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: yes
Open for travel from Cameroon
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Cameroon unless they are holding a negative novel coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued no more than 3 days prior to departure.
Flight Restrictions

published 20.07.2020
1. Flights to Cameroon are suspended.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
3. Airline crew are subject to quarantine until their next scheduled flight.
4. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening on arrival.

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Quarantine

All new arrivals in country are expected to self-isolate at one location for 14 days. Anyone that has developed symptoms of Coronavirus on their travel will quarantine at a government-monitored hotel.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative is certification required.

Proof of a recent (no older than three days prior to first embarkation) negative Covid-19 test must be provided to enter at Yaoundé or Douala Airports.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers aged 9
months or over.
WHO vaccination recommendation: yes

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists throughout the year in the entire country.
WHO recommended prevention: C

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  • Cameroon Ethiopian Airlines resumes flights to Cameroon from 13 July; face masks mandatory to prevent COVID-19 spread (Aviation24.be, 11.07.2020)

    *****Internations Restrictions:
    There are now some commercial flight options to leave Cameroon, however most international flights are still suspended. Access across Cameroon’s land and sea borders is currently tightly restricted.
    UNHAS flights recommenced 24 April 2020.
    Air passengers who do enter the country through charter or other government-approved flights will undergo a rapid test for COVID-19 at the airport. If positive, they will be required to be in isolation at home or in a government facility at their own expense depending on their symptoms. If negative, they are required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days. All land and maritime borders have been closed. Restrictions do not apply for cargo and to Cameroon nationals wishing to go back home.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    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.
    You must wear a mask or face covering and gloves to be allowed to enter any airport in Cameroon. Accommodation is generally open at the current time. Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted.
    Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited.
    Additional measures include the requirement to wear face masks in public spaces and a systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures imposed on them.
    Schools and other educational establishments have partly reopened. International schools have indicated that they plan to reopen in September.

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    16.07.2020
  • Cameroon *****Internations Restrictions:
    Most international flights have been suspended, but some have now resumed.
    UNHAS flights recommenced 24 April 2020.
    Air passengers who do enter the country through charter or other government-approved flights will undergo a rapid test for COVID-19 at the airport. If positive, they will be required to be in isolation at home or in a government facility at their own expense depending on their symptoms. If negative, they are required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days. All land and maritime borders have been closed. Restrictions do not apply for cargo and to Cameroon nationals wishing to go back home.

    Public health requirements for humanitarian flighs [https://humanitarianbooking.wfp.org/en/wfp-aviation/]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    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.
    Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited. Additional measures include the requirement to wear face masks in public spaces and a systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures imposed on them. Schools and other educational establishments have been shut down and all exams and competitions cancelled until 1 June when they will resume. Pharmacies and health centres remain open.

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    26.06.2020
  • Cameroon All international commercial flights to Cameroon are suspended from 18 March 2020 00.01UTC until further notice.
    UNHAS flights recommenced 24 April 2020.

    1. Flights to Cameroon are suspended.
    – This does not apply to aircraft in state of emergency.
    – This does not apply to humanitarian flights (medevac, repatriation flights).
    2. Airline crew are subject to quarantine.

    All inbound travellers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

    All land and maritime borders have been closed. Restrictions do not apply for cargo and to Cameroon nationals wishing to go back home.

    Internal restrictions:

    All social venues are closed. As of 30 April, restaurants and bars are allowed to remain open after 18.00 (local time). Social distancing measures and the wearing of face masks are mandatory for the customers. All schools are closed. Gatherings of over 50 people are banned. In Bafoussam (West region), weddings celebrations have been suspended until further notice. The wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces. A systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures are imposed. Checkpoints to be set up in urban and rural areas.The wearing of face masks is mandatory in taxis and public transport.
    Relaxation in restrictions: Reopening of universities only for the lectures on 1st June until 30 August. Sanitarian measures will be implemented in front of the auditoriums. Public transport restrictions have been lifted however wearing of masks remains compulsory and surcharges remain banned.

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    02.06.2020
  • Cameroon All international commercial flights to Cameroon are suspended from 18 March 2020 00.01UTC until further notice.
    UNHAS flights recommenced 24 April 2020.

    All inbound travellers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

    All land and maritime borders have been closed. Restrictions do not apply for cargo and to Cameroon nationals wishing to go back home.

    Internal restrictions:

    All social venues are closed. As of 30 April, restaurants and bars are allowed to remain open after 18.00 (local time). Social distancing measures and the wearing of face masks are mandatory for the customers. All schools are closed. Gatherings of over 50 people are banned. In Bafoussam (West region), weddings celebrations have been suspended until further notice. The wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces. A systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures are imposed. Checkpoints to be set up in urban and rural areas.The wearing of face masks is mandatory in taxis and public transport.
    Relaxation in restrictions: Reopening of universities only for the lectures on 1st June until 30 August. Sanitarian measures will be implemented in front of the auditoriums. Public transport restrictions have been lifted however wearing of masks remains compulsory and surcharges remain banned.

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    01.06.2020
  • Cameroon All international commercial flights to Cameroon are suspended from 18 March 2020 00.01UTC until further notice.
    UNHAS flights recommenced 24 April 2020.

    All inbound travellers will be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

    All land and maritime borders have been closed. Restrictions do not apply for cargo and to Cameroon nationals wishing to go back home.

    Internal restrictions:

    All social venues are closed. As of 30 April, restaurants and bars are allowed to remain open after 18.00 (local time). Social distancing measures and the wearing of face masks are mandatory for the customers. All schools are closed. Gatherings of over 50 people are banned. In Bafoussam (West region), weddings celebrations have been suspended until further notice. The wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces. A systematic sanctioning of those people found to have breached restriction and confinement measures are imposed. Checkpoints to be set up in urban and rural areas.The wearing of face masks is mandatory in taxis and public transport.
    Relaxation in restrictions: Reopening of universities only for the lectures on 1st June until 30 August. Sanitarian measures will be implemented in front of the auditoriums. Public transport restrictions have been lifted however wearing of masks remains compulsory and surcharges remain banned.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cameroon]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories]
    [https://cm.usembassy.gov/health-alert-u-s-embassy-yaounde/]
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