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

Date: January 24, 2022

Location:   Ouagadougou

Event:  On Monday, January 24, 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou is closed due to the uncertainty of ongoing security concerns throughout Ouagadougou.

American citizens in Burkina Faso are advised to monitor all methods of communication, including media reporting/sources. Contact the Embassy at (226) 25 49 53 00 if you need immediate assistance.

Actions to Take:·         Take shelter and avoid large crowds.

·         Limit movement to emergencies.

·         Monitor local media for updates.

Assistance:·    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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