Travel advice for Cameroon.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cameroon.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

 

  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Equatorial CFA franc XAF

Currency exchange rate

XAF 100 = ~ CHF 0.14 ; CHF 1 = ~ XAF 686.10 (09/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

French and English

Capital

Yaoundé

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Yaoundé, Angle rues 1811 und 1814, Quartier Bastos
Tel. +237 22 20 50 67 / +237 22 21 18 57 / +237 99 31 32 90 / +237 77 93 80 31

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country.

  • Vaccination against yellow fever mandatory.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Consult the media about the current situation before and during the journey and stay in contact with your tour operator.

  • Terrorist attacks and suicide bombings may occur anywhere in the country.

  • High crime rate.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

Opening hours

Banks

7.30 - 11.00 h and 14.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri

Stores

7.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • International driver's license required.

  • Minimum age: 20 to 25 (at least 2 years' driving experience depending on rental company).

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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