COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Updated March 20, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.
  • Burkina Faso has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. On March 20, 2020, the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health announced 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

    • Are there any new restrictions in place as a result of the worldwide outbreak?  No
    • Do travelers need particular documentation to enter/exit?  Not pertaining to COVID-19, but yellow fever card is required.
    • What procedures have been put in place at airports and other ports of entry? Infrared cameras to screen passengers, 24-hour health teams who administer standardized questionnaires, isolation areas and standby ambulances are available at the two main airports.   The Ministry of Health reports enhanced screening procedures at 10 of the 44 land border crossings.

Quarantine Information:

  • No quarantine in place at this time in Burkina Faso.  However, the Tengandogo teaching hospital in Ouagadougou and Souro Sanou teaching hospital in Bobo-Dioulasso have been designated as reference sites for isolation of any potential cases.


Local Resources:

    • Call the Burkina Faso hotline at (226) 52-19-53-94 or (226) 70-95-93-27 if you feel ill and suspect you might have COVID-19.

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