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Health Alert: Return to Normal Airport Operations – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Burkina Faso Event: Announcement of Return to Normal Airport Operations – Entry and Exit Requirements The Government of Burkina Faso reopened the Ouagadougou and Bobo airports for normal commercial operations on August 1st, 2020.  All land borders remain closed. Travelers arriving in Burkina Faso – Travelers coming to Burkina Faso will be required to present ...
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Security Alert: Armed Robberies in Bangr Weogo Park – U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou Event: Armed robberies in Bangr Weogo Park Two armed robberies involving multiple assailants were reported in Bangr Weogo park over the past three days during daylight hours.  Exercise caution if visitng Bangr Weogo. While every situation is different, most thieves are looking for quick money. If you encounter armed robbers demanding money, it is ...
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Travel Advisory: Updated Health and Travel Adivsory, U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Burkina Faso Event: Last Update: Travel Advisory reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.  Overall Travel Advisory remains Level 4 – do not travel. Do not travel to Burkina Faso due to COVID-19, terrorism, crime, and kidnapping.  Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Burkina Faso ...
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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Burkina Faso Event:  Announcement of Return to Normal Airport Operations The Government of Burkina Faso announced the Ouagadougou airport will return to normal operations on 1st August 2020.  All land borders remain closed.  For details on possible pre-departure requirements related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including possible testing requirements, please contact your airline. The ...
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Health Alert: Data Collection on Return to the US, U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou

Location: Burkina Faso Event: Data Collection on Persons Wishing to Return to the United States At this time, the Ouagadougou airport remains closed to regular commercial flights, however, commercial airlines are offering sporadic flight options which allow Americans to travel to the United States. The U.S. Embassy continues its efforts to aid those American citizens and ...
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