Current travel advisories for Burkina Faso

Last Update: Monday, 21. October 2019 at 07:22

Please reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.6 / 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 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.0 / 5

Burkina Faso shares land borders with 6 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.0 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Mali (4.6), Niger (4.1), Ivory Coast (2.6), Ghana (2.5), Togo with (2.3) and Benin with (2.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

German government

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. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Austrian government

https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/burkina-faso/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Burkina Faso.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Canadian government

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).

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/west/Pages/burkina_faso.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, 'do not travel' to the north-eastern regions towards Ouagadougou (including parts of Toma, Yako, Kaya and Boulsa). Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/west/Pages/burkina_faso.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: All areas along the borders with Mali, Niger, Benin, and Togo.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

Australian government

http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/west/Pages/burkina_faso.aspx

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: All areas of the northern, eastern, and western regions.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reconsider travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism, crime, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to the following regions due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping: The Boucle du Mouhoun Region The Cascades Region The Centre-Est Region The Centre-Nord Region The Centre-Ouest Region except Boulkiemde Province The Centre-Sud Region The Est Region The Hauts-Bassins Region The Nord Region The Sahel Region The Sud-Ouest Region To see a map of these regions, click HERE. The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the listed regions because U.S. government personnel travel to these areas is restricted. Do Not Travel to the following parts of the city of Ouagadougou due to terrorism and crime: Arrondissement 11: Karpala, Balkiui, and Rayongo (also known as Dayongo) neighborhoods. 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. Burkina Faso experiences attacks throughout the country. On March 7, 2019 the Burkinabe army launched a military operation to combat terrorism in the east of the country that led to the arrest of approximately 100 terrorists. On May 10, Burkinabe security forces launched a counterterrorism operation in Burkina Faso’s northern regions.   The Government of Burkina Faso has declared 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. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 4

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New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to the areas north of the town of Boulsa due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and armed banditry.  Do not travel within 40 kilometres of the border with Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, and in W National Park due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and armed banditry  

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/burkina-faso/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government

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 og til hovedstaden Ouagadougou. Sikkerhedsrisiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at besøge landet. I den østlige og sydøstlige del af landet 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 mod grænsen til Niger og Mali fraråder vi alle rejser til provinserne Oudalan, Soum, Loroum og området nord for byen Ouahigouya. I vest frarådes alle rejser til området vest for byerne Tougan, Dedougou, Bobo-Dioulasso og Banfora ned til grænsen mod Elfenbenskysten. De fire byer er ikke 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.

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..

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.