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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
March 30, 2020

Location:  Burkina Faso

Event: Possible Repatriation Option

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

For People Wishing to Depart Burkina Faso:

The U.S. Embassy is exploring the possibility of repatriating Americans on a flight organized by the Canadian Embassy departing on Friday, April 3, 2020.  People wishing to return to the United States should contact us immediately at Consularouaga@state.gov.  Please include the number of potential passengers, dates of birth and passport numbers.

It is important to note that these seats are offered at-charge on a first-come, first-served basis to U.S. citizens. Those private citizens seeking to depart are required to sign a promissory note and will be billed at a later date. The Embassy is awaiting details on the cost of the flight and are waiting for additional details concerning the logistics of a potential flight.  Interested parties should verify their passports and other documentation is current and valid.

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 or 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