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Old 13 May 2005
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Carnet for Cameroon

We are planning a trans-Sahara trip terminating in Cameroon and plan to enter Cameroon through Chad using the border crossing close to N'Djamena. Some questions about the paperwork:

- Does anyone know for sure if a carnet is required to enter Cameroon with a Dutch-registered car?

- If a carnet is not needed, what vehicle formalities have to be done at the border? Insurance? Local carnet?

- Can visa for Cameroon be arranged at the border or in N'Djamena? Any special papers needed to obtain the visa (such as invite letter/booking form etc)?

Any information that you have regarding this border crossing will be greatly appreciated!

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Your first move should be to contact the Automobile Association of the Netherlands about the carnet. The second move: to contact the embassy of Cameroon for visa requirements. In 2000 Cameroon was the only country that required proof of liability insurance before issuing a visa to enter overland with one's own vehicle. In 2000 visas could not be obtained at the border. But check, conditions change continuously.
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I had a Carnet, but there was a German that enterred Cameroon without a Carnet.

You can't get visa at the border. I tried, was not allowed in Cameroon, and stamped out of Nigeria... .
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Robbert,

I'm planning on going from Nigeria through Cameroun to Chad, in the very north, in the next few weeks. I have read that you can get transit visas issued on the border. Are you saying that you couldn't get through Cameroun at all? When was this?

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