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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
May 4, 2020

Location: Burkina Faso

Event: The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health confirmed 649 cases of COVID-19 and 45 related deaths in Burkina Faso.   

Encourage your friends and family members to register at step.state.gov so they receive Embassy updates.
Effective April 3, 2020 The staff at U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou will be teleworking full time. The Embassy remains open and continues to operate in Burkina Faso.
Routine consular services remain suspended. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please email consularouaga@state.gov or visit our website for additional information.
The Embassy is compiling a list of U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) interested in returning to the United States, if a flight were to become available in May. If you wish to travel to the United States, please complete this form and submit the information in this form to indicate your interest. Please make sure you provide a correct email address that you can access regularly. This form is authorized by the U.S. Department of State for collection of personally identifiable information. Your information will be used for internal purposes only and will not be shared. Please note that one form must be submitted for each interested traveler (including children and non-U.S. citizen accompanying family members). If after completing the form you wish to provide additional information to the Consular Section, please contact us by email at consularouaga@state.gov.

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 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
    Secteur 15, Ouaga 2000
    Rue 15.873
    (226) 25 49 53 00
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444