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

Location:  Burkina Faso


The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health confirmed 114 cases of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.


During this time of global response to the corona virus, U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou continues operations and prioritizes assistance to American citizens.  With the suspension of commercial air service, Embassy Ouagadougou arranged a repatriation flight to the United States, departing Ouagadougou tonight, en route to Washington D.C. Dulles Airport.

American citizens who are scheduled to depart on this flight should have received several emails from the Embassy and should be finalizing preparations to depart.  If you are interested on being on this flight and have not reached out to the Embassy, you MUST do so before 12:00 noon today.  Given air traffic restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate any requests received after this time.


  • U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444