The government of Canada has warned citizens against traveling to Cameroon ahead of the country’s October 7 presidential polls.
In a travel advisory issued on Tuesday, the Canadian government cautions citizens on the security situation o the country.
The advisory warns that with the upcoming Presidential elections, demonstrations could occur before, during and after the elections. Citizens in the advisory were warned to avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media for the latest information.
“Since late November 2016, demonstrations, general strikes and clashes stemming from local tensions have led to casualties in the North-West and South-West regions. The security situation has deteriorated since the beginning of 2018. Kidnappings have occurred and foreigners have been targeted. A curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Unofficial road blocks could be set up by armed groups. At any time, local authorities could impose movement restrictions. Telecommunications could be disrupted”…excerpts of the travel warning reads.