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Registering to vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

If you are a U.S. citizen in Burkina Faso who is planning to vote in the November 2020 U.S. elections, you should send a completed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election officials immediately. Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you ...
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U.S. Visa and Travel FAQs for non-U.S. citizens during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Consular Ouagadougou COVID-19 Updates   LAST UPDATED: November 25, 2020 We understand your concern about visas and travel in light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope that this information will help answer your questions. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are only able to respond to individual ...
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Alert: Anniversary of the August 13 Attack in Ouagadougou

Location: Ouagadougou Event:  Three Year Anniversary of the August 13th Attack The three-year anniversary of the August 13th attack on a popular restaurant in Ouagadougou is this Thursday. U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou reminds all American citizens that security measures in Burkina Faso remain heightened due to crime and ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and ...
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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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