Location: Burkina Faso
Event: 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. Embassy Ouagadougou arranged a repatriation flight to the United States, departing Ouagadougou tonight, en route to Washington D.C. Dulles Airport. At this time, we are not able to include additional passengers on the flight. Only persons who received email confirmations will be allowed boarding.
Effective March 16, 2020 U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information: https://bf.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/.
Actions to Take:
- Call the Burkina Faso hotline at (226) 52-19-53-94 or (226) 70-95-93-27, or dial 35 35, if you feel ill and suspect you might have COVID-19.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 (https://bf.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/)for information on conditions in Burkina Faso.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
(226) 25 49 53 00
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444