Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (October 3, 2022)
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Event: Embassy lifting shelter in place restrictions
Based on calm conditions overnight in Ouagadougou, the Embassy is lifting the shelter in place order for Embassy personnel. Embassy personnel and U.S. citizens are advised to remain alert while traveling outside of their homes and avoid large gatherings or movement at night.
Contact the Embassy at +226 25 49 53 00 if you are in need of immediate assistance.
Actions to Take:
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Keep a low profile.
- 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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