Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (June 5, 2018)
Event: Burkinabe security forces have conducted recent counter-terrorism activities in light of terrorist attacks at downtown public venues. U.S. citizens should take proactive steps to enhance their personal security.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Vary your routes and times, be unpredictable in your routines.
- Keep a low profile.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners
- Review your personal security plans.
U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
(226) 25 49 53 00
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444