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Cameroon is a notable Central African country located in the Gulf of Guinea, close to Nigeria. It is notable for its resources, tourism and historical heritage. Although tourism in Cameroon is a minor industry, it is growing.

In 2017, Cameroon was the fifth country of origin of foreign students from African in Canada, after Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia. There are about 1870 Cameroon students in Canada. The country also shares trade relations with Canada; it was the top export destination for Canada in the Central African Region in 2017.

When traveling to Cameroon, whether for trade, tourism or business, Canadians need to make sure they have the right Cameroon travel insurance coverage or private medical coverage to protect themselves and their loved ones against medical emergencies, accidents or hospitalization in the Central African country.

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Basic Information About Cameroon

Some important information on Cameroon Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency CFA franc, Central African CFA franc
Official languages French, English
Capital Yaoundé
Continent Africa
Population Approx. 24.1 million
Plug type Plug type C and E
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Rainy season – May to September
  • Dry season – October to April
Laws Local laws and customs

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Cameroon Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Cameroon is your choice and you are also responsible for your personal safety and security abroad. However, we provide you credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as you travel outside of Canada.

Risk Level

Cameroon – Exercise a high degree of caution

Due to the high level of violent crime in some regions and tension in the Sahel region, exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon.

  • Avoid all travel to far North region and Mayo-Lauti Department in the North region.
  • Avoid all travel to areas within 30 km of the borders with Nigeria, Chad and the Central African Republic.
  • Avoid all travel to North-West and South-West regions.
  • Avoid non-essential travel to the North and Adamaoua regions.
  • Avoid non-essential travel to Bakassi Peninsula.
  • Avoid all travel to the Gulf of Guinea.

Entry / Exit requirements

Cameroon, just like other countries, decides who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Cameroonian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


Your entry requirements to Cameroon is determined by the type of passport you use for travel. Check with your transportation company to find out about passport requirements before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - You must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date you intend to leave Cameroon.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - The entry rules that apply when you are traveling with an emergency travel document or a temporary passport may differ. Check with the closest diplomatic mission for Cameroon before you travel.

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Cameroon Healthcare

Cameroon has both private and public healthcare facilities and hospitals but the standard of healthcare in Cameroon is poor and generally lower than what is obtainable in western countries. Moreover, the cost of medical treatment may be high, especially if you do not have a Cameroon travel insurance policy. Also, some hospitals may require cash payments, so, you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right travel insurance for the coverage you need.

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Cameroon Travel Insurance News

A Metro Vancouver woman claims that she will be beaten or maybe killed because she is gay if she is deported to her native country of Cameroon.

The woman, identified as Angela, said that they keep beating and beating you until death and the police will not interfere in it. They call it jungle justice.

Angela is married to her same sex partner. Homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon and so her former partner was reportedly detained and beaten in Cameroon.

The NDP’s immigration critic, Jenny Kwan, has been advocating for Angela for about 2 years. She says that an impression will be made based on how the government handles the issue.

Officials doubted Angela’s story and so her initial refugee claim was rejected. According to Kwan, the evidence is clear and the minister of immigration, refugees, and citizenship should intervene. Kwan added that she has no doubt that Angela will be persecuted and her life will be at risk if deported.

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