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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola Virus Disease

August 22, 2014

To date there are no confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Cameroon.  The government of Cameroon has announced that, as a precautionary measure to prevent EVD from spreading to Cameroon, it has cancelled all direct flights from Nigeria and has closed land borders with Nigeria.

On July 31, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Travel Notice that warns against nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  For more information, please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.  The CDC has not issued any warnings regarding Cameroon.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Cameroon enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at travel.state.gov.  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. 

Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, including the Travel Warning for Cameroon, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.  Read the Country Specific Information for Cameroon.  For additional information, refer to the “Traveler’s Checklist” on the State Department’s website.

Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions.  You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy/Consulate in Yaounde is located at Avenue Rosa Parks close to the Mont Febe Golf Club and is open from 7:30 am to 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Fridays.  The telephone number is +237 2220-1500 ext. 4341/4023.  The number for after-hours emergencies is +237 2220-1500 ext. 4531. The fax number is +237 2220-1572. 

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