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| I arrived at, and left from Douala airport twice in two weeks. As Central African airports go it's not too bad. But if you are only used to big international airports it's not much fun. If you are arriving on an international flight, immigration takes for ever. They have a new system which involves having your photograph and fingerprints taken. Leaving on an international flight is also tiresome - you are continually asked to show your boarding card and passport as you pass along the corridors. Toilets are variable - some have running water, others don't. One big plus at the gate: passengers with oversized hand luggage were firmly told that it was going in the hold. Bravo! If you are travelling to Brussels, don't be alarmed to see your plane arrive and then leave very early. It's doing a quick hop to Yaoundé and then comes back. Check-in is a bit of a lottery. If you arrive too early you are refused access to the check-in area (which is air-conditioned, unlike the main areas). Arrive in a normal time frame and you could be in a long queue. For the uninitiated - your place in the queue is marked by where your luggage is, not where you are. Airport staff are generally unsmiling but not intimidating. A tip: there is an upstairs restaurant in the concourse. It's not bad at all and has a well air-conditioned section. However staff at the snack bar at the bottom of the stairs will tell you the restaurant is closed. Don't just believe them - go up and check. Another tip: if you have an internal flight on Camair, go straight to the office in the concourse and check that it is actually going to operate. It's not going to be a certainty.