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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, though there are continuous bends throughout the 597km of distance and traffic of heavy trucks is dense.

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

Bertoua

252km

Latitude

05 53’25.67’’ N

Longitude

14 32’52.37’’ E

Managing Authority / Agency

Cameroon Customs Authority

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Yaoundé - 588km

Truck: 12Hrs

Car: 5Hrs

Nearest Port

Douala Port - 823km

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

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

N/A

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