Traveling to Cameroon- Visas
- Passport validity: Six months from date of arrival
- Blank passport pages: One page required for entry stamp
- Tourist visa required: YES
- Vaccinations: Polio vaccinations up to 1 year before travel may be required
- Currency restrictions for entry: NO
- Currency restrictions for exit: NO
A valid passport, visa, evidence of yellow fever vaccination, and current immunization records are required for entry into Cameroon. As of May 5, 2014, people of all ages staying in Cameroon for longer than four weeks may be required to show proof of polio vaccination when departing Cameroon. Polio vaccine must be received between four weeks and 12 months before the date of departure from Cameroon and should be officially documented on a yellow vaccination card. You may be denied entry if you lack the proper documentation before entering the country. Airport visas are not available; obtain your visa before traveling to Cameroon.
Cameroon does not recognize dual nationality and considers U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent to have lost their Cameroonian citizenship. Naturalized U.S. citizens of Cameroonian descent should enter Cameroon using their U.S. passports, and should be sensitive to possible hostility on the part of Cameroonian officials regarding their changed citizenship. Visit the website of the Embassy of Cameroon for the most current visa information. You should obtain the latest information on entry requirements from this website or directly from the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon, 3400 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, tel.: (202) 265-8790, fax: (202) 387-3826.
The Central African CFA franc is the currency of Cameroon and 1 CFA equals 0.00165 USD. Some credit cards are accepted in the major hotels, American Express is the most widely accepted.