The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Far North Province. If you’re in the Far North Province, you should leave. See Local travel.
The FCO advise against all travel to within 40km of the border with Nigeria’s Adamawa state. This affects part of Cameroon’s North and Adamaoua provinces. See Local travel.
The FCO advise against all travel to the Bakassi Peninsula as shown on the accompanying map. See Local travel.
The FCO advise against all travel to within 40km of the border with Chad. See Local travel.
The FCO advise against all travel to the Bakassi Peninsula as shown on the accompanying map. See Local Travel.
The FCO also advise against all but essential travel to within 40km of the border with the Central African Republic (CAR). On 16 November 2013 seven people died following an incursion into Cameroon at the village of Gbiti.
There is a general threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. The most recent kidnapping, involving a French national, took place on 14 November 2013 in an area to which the FCO advise against all travel. Boko Haram have publicly threatened Cameroon with attacks and further kidnappings. See Terrorism.
On 14 May, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. Borno and Adamawa border Cameroon’s Far North, North, and Adamaoua provinces. It is possible that military operations there might have an impact across the border in Cameroon.
There have been attacks on commercial shipping vessels in the Gulf of Guinea, including the coastline of Cameroon around the Douala port. Take great care when travelling in coastal waters.
There has been an increase in violence in the Limbe area of Cameroon and incidents of armed robbery involving taxis hailed from the roadside in Yaoundé. See Crime.
Despite the high crime levels, most visits to Cameroon are trouble-free. Only a few British nationals needed consular assistance in the past year.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.