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Last update 04 May 2022Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 4: Termination warning throughout the country (except in case of extreme necessity)

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Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

Republic of Cameroon

 

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy to the Republic of Cameroon. Bulgarian citizens residing on short-term or long-term basis in Cameroon may address the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria on consular matters.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Address: 10 Euphrates str., Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: +234 9 413 00 34; +234 9 672 43 59 – 10.00 -16.00h, GMT+2 
Fax: +234 9 413 27 41
Office hours: 09.00 - 12.30h
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/nigeria

The embassy of Cameroon in Moscow has been accredited for Bulgaria.

Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon to the Reussian Federation
Address: Поварска́я у́лица, 40, Москва́, Россия, PO Box 136, Moscow, Russia
Telephone: +7 495 290 6549; +7 495 690 0063
Fax: +7 495 690 6116
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 17.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

general information

 

Local currency

Central African franc (CFA franc – XAF)

When travelling to Cameroon the recommended currency to have with you is the Euro.

Crime and security

There is serious risk of crime, kidnappings, robberies and thefts, including in the outermost regions of major cities and tourist centres along the country's coast.

Avoid traveling at night. Visits to areas along Cameroon's borders with Nigeria, the Central African Republic and Chad are not recommended.  There is a very high level of security risk in the so-called Ambazonia - southwestern region of Cameroon, populated mainly by anglophones.

Customs requirements

No limits to the amount of foreign currency that can be imported in Cameroon.  Import of local currency is prohibited.

According to the law, there are no restrictions on the export of foreign currency, but customs officials usually insist on declaring amounts over XAF 3 million.  Exports of local currency are not allowed.

The export of plants, animals or parts thereof without a license / permit from the relevant authorities is prohibited.  The import of medicines is also not allowed, unless the passenger has a duly certified prescription.

Legislation

Demonstrating sexual orientation is illegal and punishable by local laws, including effective sentences and fines.

The killing of rare animal species, the destruction of protected plant species, as well as the illegal trafficking of animals, plants and parts thereof, are punishable by imprisonment.

Traffic on the roads

Unlike other African countries, Cameroon has a relatively good road network.  When entering by car, it is necessary to present insurance or purchase one.  The Bulgarian driving license is valid with an international one.

Healthcare

Low level of health care can be provided outside the capital.  A number of infectious diseases are widespread, areas with widespread cholera.

 

Travel papers and visas

To enter the country an international passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Cameroon is required.

A certificate of immunization against yellow fever is required, and if the stay is longer than four weeks - a certificate of vaccination against polio is also required.

Bulgarian citizens traveling to Cameroon (holders of ordinary, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, which they can obtain at the Cameroon Embassy in Moscow.

Your passport must have at least one full blank page in order for the entry visa to be affixed to it.  There should be no previous visa on the back of this page other than border control stamps.

Practical advice

Be careful when eating fruits and vegetables - after washing do not eat immediately, but leave in the sun for 10-15 minutes.

Water should be boiled or bottled.

Travelling with children

There are no special requirements, but it is recommended that children travel with separate passports.

Competitive service

Certifications and legalizations

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the Cameroonian authorities to Bulgarian citizens must be stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cameroon.

They should then be certified either by the Bulgarian Embassy in Abuja (in which case prior certification by the High Commission of Cameroon in Abuja is required) or by the Cameroon Embassy in Moscow (in this case the consular certificates of the Embassy of Cameroon are also to be certified at the Bulgarian embassy in the Russian capital).

Thereafter, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized Translation Agency in Bulgaria, and the translation certified by the Department of Certification and Legalization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Emergency Travel Document

In some cases - damage, loss or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for a European Emergency Travel Document (ETD) before an embassy of an EU Member State in the capital Yaoundé or a consulate in Douala.

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