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

Location:  Burkina Faso

Event: The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health confirmed 180 cases of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso.

Effective March 16, 2020 U.S. Embassy Ouagadougouhas suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information:  For after hours emergencies, please call (226) 25 49 53 00.

State local government actions: 

The government has implemented a two-week quarantine in all cities where there have been confirmed cases of COVID-19.  At this time, the following cities have been identified: Ouagadougou, Bobo-Dioulasso, Boromo, Banfora, Houndé, Dedougou, Manga and Zorgho.  Transportation to or from these areas, and public services including schools and government offices areclosed.  Major public/outdoor markets have been closed in Ouagadougou.

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