Event: On March 9, 2020, the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health announced two confirmed cases of Burkinabe nationals with COVID-19. The patients are being treated at a local health facility in Ouagadougou. Burkinabe health authorities noted that based on the contacts of these two imported cases, a third Burkinabe national is quarantined.
While Burkina Faso is not designated as a location where community transmission of COVID-19 has occurred, everyone has a role to play in staying healthy.
Actions to Take:
- Stay home when sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Frequently wash hands with soap and water.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces.
- 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 regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.
- U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
(226) 25 49 53 00
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444