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Garoua-Boulaï is the border town with the Central African Republic. At time of writing, there is no need for escort, although cases of armed banditry, without any casualties, are reported in the area near the border check point during the end of year’s festivities. Many check points are installed along the road by the national forces (Gendarmerie, Police and Custom).

The road is well done however it is continuously bending all over the 597 km of distance and because of the dense traffic of heavy trucks, particular precaution should be observed by the drivers. Night drive should be forbidden as well. The risks of accident is very high in spite of the road patrols and the radar control points.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing


Garoua-Boulai Entry Point

Province or District

East Province / Garoua-Boulai

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing



251.8 KM


05 53’25.67’’ N


14 32’52.37’’ E

Managing Authority / Agency


Contact Person


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport


588.0 km

Truck: 12Hrs

Car: 5Hrs

Nearest Port

Douala Port

823 km

Truck: 1 day

Car: 9Hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Bertoua, Yaoundé

588km and 252km

Truck: 1 day

Car: 9Hrs

Other Information


Hours of Operation


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 


From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 





National Holidays

1 January, 11 February, 20 May, 25 December, etc.

Seasonal Constraints


The road is good from the port of Douala to Garoua-Boulaî

Customs Clearance

For more information on customs in Cameroon, please see the following link: 1.3 Cameroon Customs Information 

Other Relevant Information

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Cameroon Government Contact List