Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Cameroon on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

Commercial flights to and from Cameroon remain limited. Check with your travel company for the latest information. You should check FCDO Travel Advice for any entry and transit requirements in the countries on your route.

To arrange a COVID test, you should call 1510 for advice on your closest testing site. Free tests are available and are normally returned within 48 hours.

For information on testing requirements on leaving Cameroon, see Exit requirements.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Cameroon.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

You should contact local authorities for information on testing facilities. See International travel for more information.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Public places and services

Gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited. Restrictions on bars, restaurants and entertainment spots have been lifted.

Visits to public institutions, including government buildings, have been limited.

You must wear a face mask in public spaces and there is occasional sanctioning of those people found to have breached restrictions and any confinement measures imposed on them.

Healthcare in Cameroon

Pharmacies have a green cross on a panel. Most are extremely helpful to clients. Pharmacies in Cameroon tend to accept prescriptions drawn up in the UK. Not all pharmacies have full stocks so you should be prepared to have to visit more than one for some drugs – a pharmacy will usually advise you on other possibilities nearby. Most supermarkets do not have a pharmacy inside. If you are hospitalised in Cameroon and need drugs of any kind, you, or an accompanying person, will have to visit a pharmacy (usually in the hospital) to buy the drugs first and then return to the ward before you can be treated. Not all pharmacies are open after 8pm. Pharmacies on call will usually have a display sign on the windows or doors. If not on call, the pharmacy will carry information on the nearest pharmacy on call. View Health for further details on healthcare in Cameroon.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Cameroon

We will update this page when the Government of Cameroon announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Cameroon national vaccination programme started in April 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines. The Government of Cameroon has stated that British nationals resident in Cameroon are eligible for vaccination. Further information on the vaccination programme is available on the Government of Cameroon Ministry of Health website.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Cameroon, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

The Cameroonian Ministry of Heath website (English version) has useful public health guidance and the latest on Coronavirus in Cameroon.

If you need urgent consular assistance, you can contact the Global Response Centre at +44 (0) 207 008 5000 (24/7) or +237 650 46 06 52 (between 8h00 and 1600).

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