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

Location: Burkina Faso 

Event:  The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health confirmed 609 cases of COVID-19 and 39 related deaths in Burkina Faso.   

The Government of Burkina Faso announced the re-opening of the markets in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.

The U.S. Embassy encourages American Citizens to continue social distancing as a key practice for COVID prevention.  This will be difficult in some environments but is necessary to reduce the risk of infection. The CDC’s social distancing guidelines can be found here:

In accordance with those guidelines and best practices in the United States to manage pandemics, the Embassy continues under 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