Current travel advisories for Burkina Faso

Last Update: Wednesday, 16. June 2021 at 08:28

Please reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.9 / 5

Burkina Faso is a country in Africa (Western Africa) with around 15 million citizens and a land mass of 274,200 km². We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.8 / 5

Burkina Faso shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.6), Niger (4.2), Ivory Coast (3.8), Ghana (3.6), Benin with (3.5) and Togo with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 14,734 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 203 reported deaths associated with the disease in Burkina Faso.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/burkina-faso

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses. Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz. Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here. We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

Danger level: 0

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German government

Quelle: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/burkinafasosicherheit/212336

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Burkina Faso: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung und COVID-19-bedingte Reisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/burkina-faso

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/burkina-faso/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Burkina Faso pga. COVID-19. Erhvervsrejser anses som nødvendige rejser og kan derfor gennemføres. Færdigvaccinerede og deres medrejsende børn under 18 år samt tidligere smittede med fast bopæl i Danmark er undtaget anbefalingen om, at alle ikke-nødvendige rejser frarådes til orange lande og regioner. De kan derfor rejse. Vær dog fortsat opmærksom på lokale indrejserestriktioner. Du bør læse om indrejserestriktioner, karantæne- og testkrav hos den danske ambassade i Ouagadougou, da der kan være om fx COVID-19-test, vaccinedokumentation, udfyldning af formularer el.lign. Du kan læse mere om, hvordan du skal forholde dig ift. test og isolation, når du kommer hjem fra en udenlandsrejse på coronasmitte.dk. Du kan få svar på ofte stillede spørgsmål her. Rejseklar og Danskerlisten Du bør downloade vores app Rejseklar og tilmelde dig Danskerlisten, så modtager du information direkte fra os, hvis der sker større ændringer i indrejserestriktionerne, eller hvis rejsevejledningen skifter farve. Andre sikkerhedsrisici Vi fraråder også alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Burkina Faso, herunder hovedstaden Ouagadougou, fordi sikkerhedsrisiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge landet. I den sydøstlige og østlige del af Burkina Faso mod grænsen til Togo, Benin og Niger fraråder vi alle rejser til provinserne Koulpélogo, Kompienga, Tapoa, Gourma, Komondjari, Gnagna, Yagha og Séno. I den nordlige del af landet mod grænsen til Niger og Mali fraråder vi alle rejser til provinserne Oudalan, Soum, Loroum og området nord for byen Ouahigouya i provinsen Yatenga. Vi fraråder også alle rejser til provinserne Namentenga, Sanmatenga og Bam. I den vestlige del af landet mod grænsen til Mali og Elfenbenskysten fraråder vi alle rejser til området vest for byerne Tougan, Dedougou, Bobo-Dioulasso og Banfora (byerne er omfattet). Der er en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko i disse områder. Hvis du alligevel vælger at rejse dertil, bør du søge rådgivning fra et professionelt sikkerhedsfirma og de lokale sikkerhedsmyndigheder. I det meste af Burkina Faso har ambassaden meget begrænset mulighed for at hjælpe dig, hvis du kommer i en nødsituation.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/burkina-faso/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/burkina-faso

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Limited international commercial flights to Burkina Faso have resumed. All land borders remain closed to regular commercial passenger travel. You'll need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than five days before arrival. Pay attention to your personal safety. Follow the directions of local authorities. The Australian High Commission in Accra has very limited capacity to provide consular assistance in West Africa. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Burkina Faso due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/burkina-faso-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism, crime, and kidnapping. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Burkina Faso due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Burkina Faso.  Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Burkina Faso. Terrorists may conduct attacks anywhere with little or no warning. Targets could include hotels, restaurants, police stations, customs offices, areas at or near mining sites, places of worship, military posts, and schools. Kidnapping and hostage taking is a threat throughout the country. On May 10, 2019 a hostage rescue operation freed four international hostages that had been kidnapped in Burkina Faso and in neighboring Benin.    The Government of Burkina Faso has maintained a state of emergency in the entire East and Sahel regions, the provinces of Kossi and Sourou in the Boucle de Mouhoun region, the province of Kenedougou in the Hauts Bassins region, the province of Loroum in the North region, and the province of Koulpelogo in the Center-East region. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens throughout most of the country, as U.S. government personnel are restricted from travelling to regions outside the capital due to security concerns. The U.S. Embassy prohibits U.S. government personnel from personal travel to the Karpala, Balkiui and Rayongo (also known as Dayongo) neighborhoods of Ouagadougou’s Arrondissement 11 due to the potential for security operations. Family members under the age of 21 cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Burkina Faso. Read the country information page.

Danger level: 5

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If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 15 million
Covering landmass
274,200 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Franc (XOF)
ISO 2-Letter Code
BF
Phone prefix
+226
Top Level Domain
.bf
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Burkina Faso (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Burkina Faso.

Is Burkina Faso safe to travel in 2020?

There are some travel advisories for Burkina Faso. With a risk index of 3.9 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

How many countries have issued advisories for Burkina Faso?

We currently know of 7 countries having issued advisories for Burkina Faso.

What countries does Burkina Faso share land borders with?

Burkina Faso shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.6), Niger (4.2), Ivory Coast (3.8), Ghana (3.6), Benin with (3.5) and Togo with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!