You will need a passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure from Cameroon and an entry visa. The visa can be obtained from your local Cameroonian Embassy / High Commission or Consulate. If there is no diplomatic representation in your country, contact us here at Cameroon Skyline Tours as soon as you can, and we will help you make the necessary arrangements to obtain it on arrival.
An international vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.
Tourists benefit from the temporary import exemption system for the following personal use items: jewels which weigh less than 500g, clothes and linens, cats and dogs, two small cameras, a small cine-camera, a portable television and radio, a portable video-tape recorder, binoculars, small camping and sports items, toiletries, baby carriages, three litres of wine, one litre of spirits; 500g of tobacco or 400 cigarettes or 125 cigars.
Cameroon is a bilingual country with French and English as the official languages.
220 Volts, European standard (2-pins round) plugs.
GMT + 1.
Departure tax on leaving Cameroon is: 10,000 F CFA, or 15.50 Euros for international flights, and 1,000 F CFA, i.e. 1.6 Euros for internal flights.
Currency / Exchange
The CFA Franc has a fixed exchange rate with the Euro i.e. 1 Euro = 656 F CFA.
Cameroon has a good telephone network with three mobile phone companies. International dialling code: 237 + 9 numbers for the local phone number.
Public services are open from 7.30am to 3.30pm and banks from 7.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday. Some banks open on Saturdays from 7.30am to midday. Shops remain open until 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
You can take photos freely all over Cameroon, except for presidential palaces, airfields, military zones and installations, security and military personnel and situations liable to harm the customs and good reputation of the country. It is advisable to ask before taking pictures of people.