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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
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
Central African franc (CFA franc – XAF)
When travelling to Cameroon the recommended currency to have with you is the Euro.
Crime and security
Travellers are advised to be particularly careful about their security.
Crime levels are very high in the form of kidnapping, robberies and burglaries in the cities and tourist centres.
Travel by night should be avoided. Visits to the desert areas between Cameroon and Nigeria, the Central African Republic and Chad are not recommended.
It is allowed to enter Cameroon with unlimited amount of foreign currency and up to 25 000 francs of the local currency. The import of local currency is prohibited.
The export of foreign currency is permitted without restrictions and of local currency in the amount of up to 25 000 francs. There are no restrictions for export of goods.
Unlike other African countries, Cameroon possesses a relatively good road network.
When entering the country with a vehicle, you must either have an insurance or buy one.
The Bulgarian driving license will be valid together with an international one.
Healthcare is not of high quality.
A number of infectious diseases are widespread and there are areas where cholera is a threat. Be careful when consuming fruit and vegetables.
Travel papers and visas
To enter the country, you will need an international passport with a minimum of 3 months validity after the date of entry.
Immunization against yellow fever, cholera and poliomyelitis is recommended.
Up-to-date information about the necessary vaccines for Cameroon can be obtained from the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases at: + 359 2 944 69 99/221.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Cameroon (with ordinary, official or diplomatic passports) will need a visa for 90-day stay that can be obtained at the embassy of Cameroon in Moscow.
While in Cameroon, you should drink more liquids and eat food with less fat. Avoid drinking alcohol.
Travel of children
There are no special requirements but it is recommendable that children travel with their own passports.
Certification and legalisation
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Cameroon must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Cameroon accredited for Bulgaria, in this case in Moscow. The signature and certification of the consular service should be certified at our embassy in Moscow.
The documents should then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria and certified by the Certifications and legalisations department of the Ministry of foreign affairs.
Emergency Travel Document
In extraordinary situations, such damaged, lost or stolen passport the Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of any EU member state in Yaounde.