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

Location: Burkina Faso  

Event: The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health confirmed 546 cases of COVID-19 and 32 related deaths in Burkina Faso.   

The United States Embassy strongly encourages American citizens in Burkina Faso to follow the CDC’s social distancing guidelines (

In accordance with those guidelines and best practices in the United States to manage pandemics, the Embassy instituted a maximum telework policy.  Embassy staff are practicing self isolation with extremely limited excursions into public areas and are limiting social contacts at home, including with household staff.

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444