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: https://bf.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/. 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:
- 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