COVID-19 Information

The Department of State has issued COVID-19 Traveler Information and advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.

 

Updated August 7, 2020

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Country-Specific Information:

  • The Burkina Faso Ministry of Health confirmed 1162 cases of COVID-19 and 54 related deaths in Burkina Faso.
  • The Government of Burkina Faso announced the Ouagadougou Airport will return to normal operations on August 1st, 2020.  All land borders remain closed.  For details on possible pre-departure requirements related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including possible testing requirements, please contact your airline.
  • As of June 3, 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso cancelled the curfew which was in effect throughout the country, except for the provinces that are under state of emergency (the East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in Boucle de Mouhoun, the province of Kenedougou in Hauts Bassins, the province of Louroum in the North, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region).
  • Effective Monday, 27 April 2020, the wearing of face masks will be obligatory throughout the country.
  • The Government of Burkina Faso announced the re-opening of the markets in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.
  • On May 4, 2020, the Government of Burkina Faso suspended the quarantine of cities.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • The Ouagadougou Airport returned to normal operations on August 1st, 2020.  All land borders remain closed.

Quarantine Information:

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Local Resources:

  • Call the Burkina Faso hotline at (226) 52-19-53-94 or (226) 70-95-93-27 if you feel ill and suspect you might have COVID-19.

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