Central African Republic visa requirements for Cameroonians

Travel and visa requirements

Central African Visa is not required for Cameroonians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Cameroon citizens travelling to the Central African Republic with the intention to stay for 90 days or less do not require a visa.
  • Visitors are required to possess a valid passport for six months with at least one blank page for visa stamps.
  • Passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure date from the Central African Republic.
  • Cameroon citizens are required to possess passports with at least one blank page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
  • A stamp tax is levied on all visitors departing on international flights.
  • Cameroon citizens are required to possess a copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from the Central African Republic. 
  • Central African Republic uses the West Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+1) hence, there is no time difference between Cameroon and the Central African Republic.
  • The estimated flight time from Yaounde, Cameroon to the Central African Republic is 1 hour, 53 minutes.
  • Baggage is cleared at the airport of Bangui, which is the only airport in the Central African Republic.
  • Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate.
  • The country is noted for its population of forest elephants and western lowland gorillas.
  • The Central African Republic's two official languages are French and Sango (also spelt Sangho), a creole developed as an inter-ethnic lingua franca based on the local Ngbandi language.
  • Over 80% of CAR citizens profess the Christian faith. About 15% of the citizens profess the Islamic faith while the rest profess other faiths with over 3% professing traditional faiths.
  • CAR is one of the few African countries to have an African language as their official language.
  • The Central African Republic primarily uses hydroelectricity as there are few other resources for energy and power.
  • The climate is tropical, with abundant rainfall of about 178 cm (70 in) annually in the south, decreasing to about 86 cm (30 in) in the extreme northeast.
  • The rainy season in the country is from December to March and a long, hot, dry season is from April to November. Floods are common.
  • The 5 prominent national parks in the Central African Republic are Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Manovo Gounda (St. Floris) National Park, Bamingui-Bangoran National Park and Biosphere Reserve, Andre Felix National Park, Mbaéré Bodingué National Park.
  • Most of the prominent African wildlife animals are in these parks. These include the famous Big 5 (African Elephant, African Rhino, African Buffalo, African Lion, and African Leopard), among others.
  • Two-thirds of the country is within the Ubangi River basin, which flows into the Congo, while the remaining third is in the basin of the Chari, which flows into Lake Chad.
  • Basketball is the country’s most popular sport. Its national team won the African Championship twice and was the first Sub-Saharan African team to qualify for the Basketball World Cup.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Central African Republic known for?

The Central African Republic (CAR) has been unstable since its independence from France in 1960. It is rich in diamonds, gold, oil and uranium but has one of the world's poorest populations.


Is Central African Republic a rich or poor country?

The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in Africa with a per capita income of only 750 US dollars per year. It extensively relies on foreign donors and the help of NGOs.


What does Central African Republic import?

Central African Republic's main imports are foodstuffs, fuel, textile, machinery and pharmaceuticals and its main export partners are South Korea, Netherland, France and Cameroon.


What type of government is the Central African Republic?

The Central African Republic is a Republic.


How many ethnic groups are in Central Africa??

There are more than 80 ethnic groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), each with its own language.