Cameroon Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import for the following (irrespective of the age of the passengers):
- 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 5 packs of tobacco;
- 1 bottle of an alcoholic beverage;
- 5 bottles of perfume.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Sporting guns require a license.


Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate and certificate of good health issued by a veterinary authority less than 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers arriving with pets may be submitted to a tax of XAF 5,000.- per pet. Other animals are prohibited.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of the final destination in Cameroon.


Currency Import regulations:

1. Residents:
a. Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF) if arriving from:
- The French monetary area there are no restrictions.
- Outside the French monetary area: up to XAF 20,000.-.
b. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.
2. Non-Residents:
a. Local currency: up to XAF 20,000.-.
b. Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (CFA Franc-XAF). If coming for:
1. Touristic purposes: up to XAF 20,000.- per journey.
2. Business purposes: up to XAF 450,000.- per journey.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions.

Airport Tax

Departure Tax is levied on all passengers departing on:
1. International flights: XAF 10,000.-;
2. Domestic flights: XAF 500.-.
Place of payment: airport of departure.
1. Children included in parent's passports;
2. Holders of diplomatic passports.

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