11. TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
Flights: Please note that travel should be routed through to Yaounde-Nsimalen Airport or the Douala International Airport. Delegates who arrive through Douala will be transported by road to Yaounde. It will require more than three-hour drive from Douala to Yaounde. The following airlines fly into Yaounde or Douala: CAMAIR-CO, Kenya Airways, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airlines, Asky Airlines, Rwandan Airlines, Arik Nigerian Airlines, Air Cote d’Ivoire.
CAMAIR-CO is the national carrier.
Reception Desks will be operated at the Yaoundé-Nsimalen Airport and the Douala International Airport during the official arrival and departure dates round the clock to assist the participants. The Reception Desks will display the Conference Logo and the Title “CPC 2014”.
Delegates will be met on arrival at the two airports and assistance will be provided to clear airport formalities. Ground transport will be provided by the Host Branch.
The Conference Secretariat/Host Branch is responsible for transporting participants to the Yaoundé-Nsimalen Airport and the Douala International Airport for departures on the official departure date. If your departure details differ from the originally informed schedule, it is advisable to fill and return departure forms available at the information desks at the hotels and the Conference venue.
Duly filled Travel & Accommodation forms must reach the Conference Secretariat on or before the date of deadline. The Conference Secretariat will not be responsible for the transport and providing assistance at the airport for the delegates who submit the Travel & Accommodation forms AFTER the deadline.
12. Luggage Tags
To facilitate identification and handling, all participants are required to affix the luggage tags that will be sent to Branches well in advance. It is requested that these be prominently displayed on all pieces of baggage for the purpose of easy identification and handling by the officials of the Host Branch.
Appropriate entry visas would be required for the delegates to enter Cameroon. The Cameroon High Commissions in all Commonwealth Countries will be made aware of the Conference and all the concerned Missions will be requested to provide entry visas to the delegates as and when they approach them. Delegates should make visa applications in good time. Visas will also be issued on arrival to Delegates who could not obtain their visas before travelling.
A letter from the competent Immigration Officer in Cameroon will be sent to all Branches in due course to facilitate travelling to Cameroon.
14. Ground Transportation
Transport will be provided by luxury buses to all official functions during the period of the conference. All delegates will be served on equal basis in their capacity as conference delegates. Delegates are strongly discouraged from using private transport during the conference programme as vehicular access to the conference venue will be restricted to official vehicles only.
Transport service will be in operation at the times mentioned in the programme and it will not be possible to facilitate additional transport facilities for delegates who do not comply with the transport schedule. Individual Cars and Drivers will not be provided.