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USEFUL TIPS WHEN VISITING CAMEROON

 ENTRY FORMALITIES

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 ELLOMEH TRAVEL & TOURISM LLC as soon as you can, and we will help you make the necessary arrangements to obtain it on arrival. However there some nationalities which does not require a visa upon arrival

HEALTH

An international vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.

CUSTOMS

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.

LANGUAGE

Cameroon is a bilingual country with French and English as the official languages. However Cameroon has several tribes which has several languages but almost every national speaks English and French

ELECTRICITY

220 Volts, European standard (2-pins round) plugs.

LOCAL TIME

GMT + 1.

DEPARTURE TAX

Departure tax on leaving Cameroon is: 10,000 F CFA, for international flights, and 1,000 F CFA, i.e. for internal or local flights. Please you can check the exchange rate to reflect your currency rate

CURRENCY / EXCHANGE

The exchange rate from currency to the CFA Franc fluctuate with time however we cannot give you an exact exchange rate but   you can click here to check the  current exchange  rate ,Again this  may differ from the  rate  at which the  bank  buys and  sell currencies.

COMMUNICATION

Cameroon has a good telephone network with three mobile phone companies. International dialling code: 237 + 9 numbers for the local phone number.

OFFICE HOURS

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

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