The government of Cameroon has exceptionally authorized some people stranded in the United States to return home despite the border closure. This measure concerns Cameroonians holding a valid passport or a travel document, such as the laissez-passer, issued by the Cameroonian Embassy in the United States.
The second category concerns holders of diplomatic or service passports, or a United Nations laissez-passer traveling for official reasons after obtaining an entry visa to Cameroon.
This exceptional measure also benefits foreigners holding a resident card, and if the card has expired, a visa is required. Also concerned are foreigners living and working in Cameroon, subject to the production of an employment contract, and a legalized invitation letter from the employer specifying the reasons that require the presence of the traveler in Cameroon.
Finally, it concerns foreigners justifying a humanitarian emergency, such as a death in the family or a medical emergency.