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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
July 19, 2021


Location: Ouagadougou

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou would like to remind U.S. citizens living in Burkina Faso to remain vigilant and follow appropriate personal security practices during local holidays. Leading up to and in the weeks surrounding holidays, there may be an increase in crime, security-related incidents, and vehicle accidents.

Actions to Take: 

  • Continue to exercise vigilance while in Burkina Faso
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Use caution when driving at night and avoid walking after dark
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Keep a low profile and avoid large gatherings


  • U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 

(226) 25 49 53 00


  • State Department – Consular Affairs 

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444