Last update 18 August 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 4: Termination warning throughout the country (except in case of extreme necessity)
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Republic of Cameroon
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon. Bulgarian citizens residing in Cameroon on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Nigeria
Address: 10 Euphrates Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: +234 9038600017;+234 8033078578
Emergency only out-of-hours hotline: +234 903 000 0275
Working hours: 09:00 – 17:30
Opening hours of the Consular Office: 09:00 – 12:00
Е-mail of the Embassy: [email protected]
E-mail of the Consular Office: [email protected]
The Embassy of Cameroon in Moscow is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of Cameroon in Moscow
Address: Povarska Street, 40, Moscow, Russia [Поварска́я у́лица, 40, Москва́, Россия]
PO Box 136, Moscow, Russia
Telephone: +7 495 290 6549; +7 495 690 0063
Fax: +7 495 690 6116
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 17:00
E-mail: [email protected]
There is a high level of crime, kidnapping, robbery and theft, including in the outlying areas of the major cities and tourist centres along the coast of the country. Avoid travelling 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 — a southwestern region of Cameroon inhabited by a predominantly Anglophone population.
Low level of healthcare in cities outside the capital. A number of infectious diseases are widespread, areas with widespread cholera.
Specifics of the local 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, and the illegal trafficking of animals, plants and parts thereof are punishable by imprisonment.
You can import an unlimited amount of foreign currency into Cameroon. Import of local currency is prohibited. According to the legislation, there are no restrictions on the export of foreign currency, but customs officials usually insist on amounts over XAF 3 million being declared. Export of local currency is not allowed.
The export of plants, animals or parts thereof without a licence/authorisation from the relevant authorities is prohibited. Import of medicines is also not allowed unless the traveller has a duly certified prescription.
Unlike other African countries, Cameroon has a relatively good road network. When entering by car it is necessary to present insurance or buy it. The Bulgarian driving license is valid with an international one.
Be careful when eating fruit and vegetables — after washing them, do not eat them immediately, but leave them in sunlight for 10—15 minutes.
Water should be boiled or bought bottled.
Travelling of children
There are no specific requirements, but it is advisable for children to travel with separate passports.
Central African Franc (CFA franc — XAF). When travelling to Cameroon, it is recommended that you carry mainly euro.
Travel papers and visas
You must enter the country with an international passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Cameroon. A certificate of immunisation against yellow fever is required on entry and, if the stay is longer than four weeks, a certificate of vaccination against poliomyelitis.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Cameroon need a visa, which can be obtained at the Embassy of Cameroon in Moscow. Visa on arrival can be requested through the official portal https://www.evisacam.cm/ords/dl_portal/r/public_portal/home .
Your passport must have at least one completely blank page so that the entry visa can be affixed to it. There should be no other visa stamps on the back of this page other than the border control stamps.
European Emergency Travel Document:
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in the capital Yaoundé or the Consulate in Douala.
Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in Cameroon to Bulgarian citizens should bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cameroon.
They should then be certified either by the Bulgarian Embassy in Abuja (in which case a prior certification by the High Commission of Cameroon in Abuja is also required) or by the Embassy of Cameroon in Moscow (in which case the certification by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Cameroon is also certified by the Bulgarian Embassy in the Russian capital).
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and the translation must be certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.