The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Far North province, to within 40km of the border with Nigeria’s Adamawa state in Cameroon’s North and Adamaoua provinces, and to within 40km of the border with Chad. The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the rest of North and Adamaoua provinces.

See Local travel

The FCO advise against all travel to the Bakassi Peninsula as shown on the map. See Local travel

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to within 40km of the border with the Central African Republic (CAR).

During March 2015 there have been a series of kidnappings and attempted kidnappings of numerous people in or near Garoua-Boulai in the east of Cameroon.

There is a general threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. Kidnappings have taken place as recently as July 2014, in the Far North Province, an area to which the FCO advise against all travel. Boko Haram has publicly threatened Cameroon with attacks and further kidnappings. See Terrorism

Nigerian military operations in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in Nigeria could have an impact in Cameroon’s Far North, North, and Adamaoua provinces. Take great care when travelling in coastal waters, including the coastline of Cameroon around the Douala port.

Despite the high crime levels, most visits to Cameroon are trouble-free. Only a few British nationals needed consular assistance in the past year.

There are no land, air, or maritime restrictions between Cameroon and Ebola affected countries. Travellers’ temperatures will be taken on entering Cameroon.

Nigeria was declared free of Ebola on 20 October 2014 by the World Health Organization.

The World Health Organization has issued temporary recommendations about polio vaccination. The government of Cameroon now requires all departing travellers who have spent more than 4 weeks in the country to provide evidence of vaccination against polio.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.