Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Location:  Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Event:  There are air traffic controller strikes affecting Burkina Faso and other countries in the region.  All flights departing Ouagadougou this evening have reportedly been cancelled.  The strike is expected to last 48 hours.  The Air Traffic Control Agency for Africa, ASECNA, urges passengers to check with their airlines regarding flight status.

Actions to Take:

  •  Contact your airline for flight status information.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Check for announcements on the ASECNA website.  


  • U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

           888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444