Cameroon destination information

All you need to know before visiting Cameroon

Cameroon summary

Cameroon is a medium sized country with around 23M Cameroonian. Official languages are French and English. Cameroon uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00. Currency used in Cameroon is Central African CFA franc (XAF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 213
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 196

ATMs in Cameroon are Rare. Internet speed in Cameroon is on average 1.7 Mbps. In Cameroon you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Douala
🗣️ English French
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 23M ☀️ ~25 °C 🌧 ~130 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 475k km2 (184k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Cameroon uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • French


Currency 💱

100 XAF = 0.16 USD

Cameroon uses the Central African CFA franc (symbol: Fr), code XAF.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 francs. Franc is subdivided into 100 centimes. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 francs.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Cameroon. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Cameroon uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Cameroon upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Cameroon, dial +, then 237 (the country code for Cameroon), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Cameroon, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 237 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Cameroon is on average 1.7 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Cameroon is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 6,775.27 XAF, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Camtel, MTN, Nexttel or Orange.


Rules 🚗

In Cameroon you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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