Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cameroon.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
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)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Euros are preferred when using foreign currency to exchange for local currency (especially outside the cities).
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency.
Exchanging XAF in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time
French and English
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival with visa, return or onward travel ticket.
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
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.
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.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
7.30 - 11.00 h and 14.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri
7.30 - 18.00 h (Mon - Sat)
International driver's license required.
Minimum age: 20 to 25 (at least 2 years' driving experience depending on rental company).
Travel is the secure prepaid card for use away from home – without any annual fees. In the event of loss, the card including the balance will be replaced worldwide.Find out more about Travel
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.