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Overview

This was the usual corridor to Chard prior to recent insecurity. The Touboro crossing point has now partially replaced it as the usual corridor.

Note: There is no escort requirement on this axe anymore. But daily patrols are done by multinational and national forces to ensure security of the road. Furthermore, truck drivers prefer to travel in convoy in case of incidents.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Kousseri Entry Point

Province or District

Far North Province / Kousseri

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Maroua

224km

Latitude

12 05’12.60’’ N

Longitude

15 00’52.74’’ E

Managing Authority / Agency

Cameroon Customs Authority

Contact Person

Mr Bidje Celestin, Head Customs Far-North

Mob: (+237) 699 575 589

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Maroua

224km

Truck Travel Time: Planned the whole day, due to poor road
Car Travel time: At least 10 hrs, due to poor road

Nearest Port

Ngaoundéré Dry-Port
705km
Truck Travel Time: At least two days, due to poor road after Maroua
Car Travel time: Plan the whole day due to poor road

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

Garoua, Maroua

435km, 224 km

Truck Travel Time: 2 days from Garoua
Car Travel time: 1 day from Garoua

Hours of Operation

Mondays

From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 

Tuesdays

From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 

Wednesdays

From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 

Thursdays

From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 

Fridays

From 07H30 – 15H30 (nonstop work) 

Saturdays

Closed 

Sundays

Closed 

National Holidays

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

Seasonal Constraints

Rainy reason (June to September) as the road is poorly maintained. 

Customs Clearance

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

Other Relevant Information

Information can be obtained from the following sources:

  • Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization

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