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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (January 23, 2022)
January 23, 2022

Date: January 23, 2022

Location:  Ouagadougou

Event:  As of January 23, 2022, the Government of Burkina Faso has implemented a mandatory curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:30 am.  

American citizens throughout Burkina Faso are advised to adhere to the curfew and 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 from 8:00 pm to 5:30 am during the curfew.
  • Monitor local media for updates.