Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Date: January 28, 2022

Location:  Country-Wide

Event:  Updated Mandatory Curfew in Burkina Faso

Beginning January 27, the mandatory curfew has been updated to 12:00 am to 4:00 am.

U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso are advised to follow the curfew and monitor all methods of communication, including media reporting/sources.  Contact the Embassy at (226) 25 49 53 00 if you have an emergency.

Actions to Take:

·       Avoid large crowds.

·       Limit movement to emergencies during curfew hours.

·       Monitor local media for updates.


·   U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

(226) 25 49 53 00

·    State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·    Burkina Faso Country Information 

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